After a disappointing weekend for Spartan athletics, the Michigan State hockey team got a big victory in Colombus. It beat the No. 7 ranked Buckeyes, 3-2.
Spartan fans endured a tough Saturday as the men’s basketball team lost by one point at Indiana hurting their chances of a Big Ten regular season title. The Michigan State baseball team came close to beating No. 24 Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona but lost in extra innings to the Sun Devils.
However, the Michigan State hockey team won a game that it shouldn’t have won — looking at underdog status beforehand. They upset a top-10 team on the road on their senior night, helping them build momentum going into the Big Ten Tournament. Even though the Spartans ended the regular season a disappointing 12-17-5 overall, they have beaten some more talented and highly-ranked teams.
Michigan State is the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and it will travel to South Bend, Ind., to play the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The first game of the series is on March 8 and starts at 7 p.m. ET.
The Spartans are 0-3-1 against the Fighting Irish this season but the Michigan State was highly competitive in three of those four games. Michigan State will look to their Hobey Baker nominee Taro Hirose, who leads the nation in scoring, to propel them to a first-round upset of Notre Dame.
The weekend for Michigan State athletics was not a memorable one with the growing list of injuries for the basketball team affecting their last game performances, to the baseball team losing and only having one win on the season thus far, but the Spartan hockey team at least showed that their season is not over yet and that they have a chance to beat the Fighting Irish next week.
Michigan State fans look forward to some Spartan wins in the first full week of March, but only time will tell.