Spartans Snapshots (Feb. 6 edition)
Jones, Thomas win Super Bowl
With the New York Giants win in the Super Bowl on Sunday, two former Spartans got their first Super Bowl rings. Linebacker Greg Jones (2010) and wide receiver/kick returner Devin Thomas (2008) played primarily on special teams Sunday.
Thomas had three catches for 37 yards and averaged 24.3 yards on 25 kickoff returns. He recovered two fumbles on special teams in the NFC Championship Game against San Francisco, including one in overtime which set up the winning score.
Jones had 31 tackles in his rookie season, and made a few starts because of injuries to other linebackers early in the season.
Women’s basketball edges Michigan
Not to be outdone by the MSU men’s win Sunday, the women’s team also took down in-state rival Michigan.
Porsche Poole had 23 points, including a jumper with 3.9 seconds left to give MSU the 65-63 win in Ann Arbor. Klarissa Bell had a career-high 13 points and six rebounds.
The Spartans have won 11 in a row against Michigan — pure in-state dominance.
Michigan State’s first 2013 verbal commit
In case you missed it yesterday, running back Gerald Holmes became the first member of Mark Dantonio’s 2013 recruiting class Sunday. Read the post on Holmes here.
MSU recruit Harris selected for prestigious all-star game
2013 MSU basketball commitment Gary Harris was selected to the Jordan Brand Classic, which will be played on April 14. The all-star game will include many of the nation’s top high school seniors.
Harris, a 6-foor-4, 205 pound guard, is averaging 22.6 points per game and 7.8 rebounds in his senior year at Hamilton Southeastern in Fishers, Ind.
Spartans hockey sweeps Ohio State
With six games to go in the regular season, the Spartans trail the Wolverines by two points in the CCHA standings. The teams will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Munn Arena and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.