michigan state basketball game score recap rutgers tyson walker malik hal
In a game that at times sent Madison Square Garden back to the chicken wire and peach basket era, the Spartans and Rutgers engaged in a nasty back-alley brawl that featured missed shot after missed shot almost all afternoon.
That was before the Scarlet Knights used a clutch closing stretch from guard Paul Mulcahy, who scored 12 of his 17 points in the final 10 minutes to hand MSU a 61-55 defeat on Saturday.
Mulcahy scored five straight points after the Spartans pulled within 46-44, including back-to-back layups in the final three minutes that proved to be a knockout punch in a game in which neither team sustained any rhythm or found any success shooting from long range.
“There’s a lot of reasons to complain about the offense and the turnovers, and I’ll do that for the next couple of days.”Tyson Walker had 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting to lead MSU (14-9, 6-6 Big Ten), which faces Maryland for the only time this season Tuesday night in East Lansing. Hoggard was 3-for-10 for eight points and committed five of the Spartans’ 14 turnovers. The Spartans did manage a 44-34 rebounding advantage, with Malik Hall grabbing 13, but the senior also made just one of nine shots to finish with four points. There’s always something to learn from.”Clifford Omoruyi had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Rutgers (16-7, 8-4), which won despite going 3-for-16 from 3-point range.