After a lackluster performance during the 2020-21 season, Michigan State basketball is trying to get back to its winning ways. And save for losses to Kansas and Baylor, the Spartans look much better to begin this season.

The Spartans have already logged wins over Butler, UConn, Loyola Chicago, and Louisville in non-conference play. Now, it’s time for some early-season conference matchups in B1G play.

Wednesday night, it was the first game of conference play with a road trip vs. Minnesota. Led by a trio of 15-point performances, the Spartans knocked off the Gophers 75-67.

Offensively, the Spartans were led by Malik Hall, Gabe Brown, and Tyson Walker with 15 points apiece. Joey Hauser added 10 points as Michigan State shot 48.1% from the field while limiting Minnesota to 39.7% shooting.

After the game, head coach Tom Izzo discussed the win and the opening of B1G play. Here’s a glimpse at what Izzo had to say:

Next up for Michigan State is a Saturday afternoon visit from Penn State. That game is slated for 2 pm EST on BTN.