It wasn't a game-winner.
The most recent meeting between the two teams came on December 7, 2010, in the Jimmy V Classic.
As poorly as Michigan State shot, it had chances to escape with a victory. Durrell Summers was the Spartans' top scorer with 18 points.
While McQuaid's proved to a big momentum-swinging shot for Michigan State heading into halftime, the three-pointer made by Jordan Poole for Michigan just over 12 hours ago is the bigger shot between the two, when it comes down to importance. Syracuse hung tough despite that loss, going on a 7-0 run.
The Michigan State Spartans went into their NCAA Tournament opener as heavy favorites over Bucknell. Syracuse has won and covered in four straight against the Spartans.
How can I watch the Michigan State-Syracuse basketball game online?Michigan State shot 53.4% from the field and outrebounded the Bison by a 40-28 margin in the victory.
Though they came away with the win, Syracuse didn't play much better.
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Izzo insisted he will be back next season to help the school and his program bounce back from a scandal stemming from sexual assault allegations were handled against Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State doctor, who was sentenced to decades in jail. The Spartans, flummoxed by Syracuse's 2-3 zone, didn't make a basket in the last 5:41.
Prediction: At this point, it's fair to say that it doesn't really seem to matter what seed Syracuse gets in the NCAA Tournament. The fourth-seeded Orange eliminated the Golden Eagles, 55-39, to advance to the Final Four.
Izzo told told the podcast he was amazed how much all of his players loved it too - so much that they were singing the songs together on the bus afterwards.
In the Final Four, Syracuse lost to No. 4 MI, 61-56. Brandon Triche and Michael Carter-Williams, SU's starting backcourt, each fouled out. The 7-foot-2, 290-pound center was ruled out for the rest of the NCAA Tournament after being hurt Friday night in a win over Cal State Fullerton, but he warmed up and looked like he was trying to play against the Bulldogs.
Frank Howard fouled out with 13 points for the Orange, who made 36 percent of their shots.
"The last couple of jump shots they threw up, they weren't in the ballpark", Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.