Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine’s triple-double made up of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in Tuesday night’s 79-73 victory over Kansas University evoked big names from the Spartan’s rich basketball tradition. By Tom Keegan
Thon Maker, a 7-foot senior center from Orangeville Prep in Mono, Ontario, who attended Friday’s KU-Northern Colorado game on an unofficial recruiting visit, has set his first official visit for Arizona State in late January, his guardian, Ed Smith, told Zagsblog.com.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has known Michigan State’s Tom Izzo a long time, since Self’s days coaching Illinois of the Big Ten.
Kansas University senior Perry Ellis, who scored 21 points in a 79-73 loss to Michigan State at the Champions Classic, has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list for the second straight season, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Tuesday.
Kansas University’s band did not make the trip to Tuesday’s Champions Classic, where the Jayhawks lost 79-73 to Michigan State.
In victory or in loss, whether Perry Ellis has a big scoring game or a quiet one, a high-volume shooting night or a low-volume one, I always seem to find myself thinking the same thing driving out of the parking lot: They should have fed the ball more often to Ellis. By Tom Keegan
Bill Self tries to make sense of KU's Champions Classic loss to Michigan State