Michigan State steamrolled past Northwood (Mich.) in its exhibition opener on Thursday night. The 93-69 final score was only part of the story for the still-evolving Spartans. It was a game led by freshman Miles Bridges, who dropped 33 points while donning the white and green for the first time.
After the game, MSU head coach Tom Izzo told Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press that his team didn’t play with “much passion”, but that he expected a stronger performance in the games to come.
“We’ll improve that, I promise you,” Izzo told Solari.
Also of note was Joshua Langford missing the game with a hamstring issue. Izzo said after the win that he expected Langford out there the next time the Spartans took the court for a game. Izzo also noted to Solari that he hopes to have a timetable on Gavin Schilling’s return soon, but couldn’t estimate one on Thursday.