Marcus Bingham Jr. has been developing a bit more every year at Michigan State. Now as a senior, Bingham has turned into an everyday starter and legitimate scoring threat for the Spartans.

In Saturday’s win over Penn State, it was a truly balanced attack as 8 Spartans scored 5+ points. That included every starter scoring at least 7 points in the 80-64 win over the Nittany Lions.

Though Gabe Brown had a team-high 15 points, Bingham added his 2nd double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. That performance included 2 assists, 3 blocks and 1 made 3-pointer.

Coming into the game, Bingham ranked 2nd on the team in points per game at 10.1 while leading the team with 7.1 rebounds per game and has started all 11 contests. After the game, head coach Tom Izzo discussed Bingham’s latest performance while still believing the 6-foot-11 big man has his best ball still to come:

Izzo also touched on the work of point guard Tyson Walker and freshman Jaden Akins as Michigan State made it 2-0 in conference play. Walker was just 1 assist shy of a double-double of his own while Akins was a solid contributor in 21 minutes off the bench.

Michigan State now gets a bit of a break before facing Oakland on Dec. 21 and then facing High Point before the end of the season. So far, the Spartans appear to have found a bit of a groove early in the season.