Michigan State made the wrong kind of history in Saturday's blowout loss to Iowa
The hits keep coming for Michigan State. Each time you start to believe the season couldn’t get any worse for Tom Izzo’s squad, another disappointing blow is delivered.
Michigan State suffered an embarrassing 88-58 loss to No. 15 Iowa at the Breslin Center on Saturday afternoon, marking the second time in just over two weeks that the Spartans have lost a game by 30 points. On Jan. 28, MSU dropped a 67-37 road contest to Rutgers.
Unfortunately for Michigan State, the 30-point defeat was a record-setting loss, both for the Breslin Center and for Izzo. According to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press, the 88-58 final was the worst home loss for Izzo in his 26 years on the bench in East Lansing.
Also MSU's worst loss in Breslin Center, which opened in 1989. https://t.co/Sp27pnnfLU
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) February 13, 2021
It was also the worst loss the Spartans have suffered in the Breslin Center since the facility opened in 1989.
With the loss, Michigan State dropped to 10-8 on the season, but is just 4-8 in B1G play. The Spartans are currently tied in the No. 10 spot in the conference standing with Penn State, and ahead of only Maryland (4-9), Northwestern (3-11) and Nebraska (0-9).
The Spartans will have an opportunity to bounce back on Tuesday, when they travel to West Lafayette to play Purdue. The Boilermakers overcame a 17-point 2nd half deficit in the first meeting in East Lansing back on Jan. 8 to register a 55-54 win.