Michigan State and Stony Brook play at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Date: Sunday, Nov. 19
Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.
How can I watch the Michigan State-Stony Brook basketball game online?
Cory Provus and Jon Crispin will call the game.
How can I listen to the Michigan State-Stony Brook basketball game on the radio?
Michigan State and Stony Brook can be heard over the 38-affiliate Spartan Sports Network, including flagship stations WMMQ-FM (94.9)/WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing and WJR-AM (760) in Detroit.
Will Tieman and Matt Steigenga will call the game.
Michigan State-Stony Brook basketball preview
One thing seemed to upset Izzo most about his team’s loss to Duke: the 25 offensive rebounds allowed. He didn’t seem to take solace in the Spartans’ 12 blocks that led to a lot of those boards.
Neither did his players. Freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. attributed the disappointing numbers to a poor job of blocking out and pushing Duke players backward.
“It was a lack of us cutting out,” Jackson said. “I think we have to make sure we go hit somebody, especially me. I was kind of just looking at the ball as it went up and thinking I could get it with my length, which you cannot do in college because dudes are stronger and dudes will wedge you. And if it’s a long rebound, I’m out of position because I’m just running the rim. I’ve got to make sure I don’t just rely on my length, and I go hit somebody.”
Some members of Michigan State’s front court may have to play a few more minutes on Sunday. Spartans junior Kenny Goins will miss “a couple weeks,” according to the team, after suffering a minor knee injury.
It added injury to insult after the loss to Duke. On Thursday, a still-unnerved Izzo responded predictably to a question about whether he found any positives from the game.
“I positively felt like we gave too many turnovers up (17), and I positively felt like we didn’t go to the boards at all,” he said. “So those are the two positives I got out of there. I don’t know why I’m joking, because it isn’t very funny.”
Izzo then noted that the Spartans shot better than 50 percent from the field. Jackson, Miles Bridges and Nick Ward finished with 19 points.
Now they will be facing a Stony Brook team that has allowed more than 78 points per game and better than 50 percent shooting from its three opponents this season. But Michigan State is more focused on what it can improve on that what the Seawolves do.
“We’ve got to crash the glass, and we’ve got to take care of the basketball,” point guard Cassius Winston said. “If we do that, I don’t think there’s a lot of teams that can play with us.”