Ruskies Slay Spartans in Italian Clash, 93-75

Tom Izzo used the word “lot” five times Tuesday to express how much more difficult Michigan State’s second exhibition in Italy would be, and he might have needed a couple more.

The Russian Senior National Team beat MSU, 93-75, on Friday in Trieste, Italy, three days after MSU crushed a pro club team in Florence, 98-54.

Senior guard Denzel Valentine again led MSU in scoring with 21 points, after he had 16 on Tuesday, and MSU junior center Gavin Schilling had 17 points against the Russians. – Read more at

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