Michigan State moved to 1-0 on the season with a strong showing against Eastern Michigan. That win was headlined by Joshua Langford’s return to the court and a career-best performance by point guard Foster Loyer.

For Langford, he made a successful return to the hardwood with his first bucket in nearly two years. He would go on to post 10 points and looked aggressive all game long.

For Loyer, he earned the starting point guard spot for the season opener after an offseason battle with Rocket Watts. Loyer went off against Eastern Michigan, scoring a game-high 20 points with six made three-pointers. Both were also career-high numbers for Loyer.

After the win, head coach Tom Izzo discussed everything from the point guard battle heading into the game, to the impressive showing of Gabe Brown, to his own personal battle with COVID.

Here’s what he had to say:

The Spartans will be back in action Saturday evening against Notre Dame. That game is slated for an 8 pm EST tip on BTN.