Cassius Talks With SpartansWire After Victory Over Ohio State

Cassius Talks With SpartansWire After Victory Over Ohio State

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Cassius Talks With SpartansWire After Victory Over Ohio State

Cassius Winston continues to steer the ship for the surging Spartans.  He spoke with SpartansWire’s Chris Farmer after Saturday’s 86-77 win over Ohio State.

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There are moments in a season when a team firmly establishes its identity.

Saturday’s 86-77 win over Ohio State in Columbus might have been that moment for the 2018-19 Michigan State Spartans.

Michigan State entered this game having won seven in a row, having earned a strong 12-2 record and a 3-0 mark in the Big Ten.

But things didn’t go smoothly for this team and it was looking like Michigan State would have to find silver linings on its way back to East Lansing.

The Spartans ended the first half in ugly fashion and found themselves in a 43-36 hole.

With sixteen minutes left to play in the game, Ohio State extended its lead to eight points when the Buckeyes went up 50-42.

A standard college basketball team would have wilted on the road and limped to a loss, anxious to get back on the bus and turn the page.

Without one of the team’s leading scorers and defenders since Joshua Langford sat on the bench for the second straight game due to a left ankle injury (x-rays were negative, he’ll be back in the lineup soon), the recipe for a “hard fought loss” was there for Michigan State.

Leadership and poise was needed.

Cassius Winston provided all of that and more.

Once again.

Winston finished the game with 25 points, 5 assists, only 2 turnovers, and clutch free throws down the stretch when Michigan State had to have them.

If there are people out there who don’t recognize that Cassius Winston is one of the best three or four players in all of college basketball, those are probably people who simply haven’t seen Winston play.

SpartansWire’s Chris Farmer spoke with Winston after the game in Columbus about how Tom Izzo challenged him in the locker room at halftime, about the trust the two have developed with each other, and about the drive to being the best player in the Big Ten.

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