79
      Thursday
      84 / 64
      Friday
      84 / 64
      Saturday
      86 / 66

      Michigan St thinking bowl with N'western up next

      Despite a disappointing .500 record, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio thinks his program's future is bright.

      Despite a disappointing .500 record, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio thinks his program's future is bright.

      The Spartans (5-5, 2-4 Big Ten) can still play in their sixth straight bowl game with one more win and would love to send the seniors off with 36 victories by winning three more times, starting with Saturday's senior day visit from Northwestern.

      Fresh from a bye week, Michigan State knows it will have to finish stronger than it has in four conference losses by a total of 10 points. It's the same late-game problem that has affected the Wildcats (7-3, 3-3), losers of three games that they led by double digits in the fourth quarter.