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Michigan State basketball falls short to Arizona: No. 21 vs. No. 3 storm comeback

Arizona beats Michigan State 74-68 in a thrilling game. Michigan State falls to 3-3 on the season and Arizona is 6-0.

Michigan State suffered a tough loss to No. 3 Arizona, falling 74-68 in a hard-fought battle in Palm Springs, California. Despite trailing by as many as 15 points, the Spartans rallied back to take a one-point lead late in the game, led by a strong second-half performance from Hoggard, who redeemed himself after a shaky start. However, Arizona ultimately emerged victorious, maintaining their undefeated record with a 6-0 start to the season. The loss drops Michigan State to 3-3 on the season, with both of their defeats coming against ranked opponents.

Hoggard's redemption in the second half was a highlight for the Spartans, as he scored all 15 of his points during that period, displaying a more decisive and aggressive style of play. With Walker struggling due to an injury, Hoggard stepped up when the team needed him most, even giving the Spartans their first lead of the game with a game-tying layup and free throw. Despite their efforts, Arizona went on an 8-0 run late in the game to secure the win, with Jaden Bradley's crucial jumper sealing the Wildcats' victory.

The Spartans' performance in the second half was a stark contrast to their sluggish start, with Michigan State struggling to contain Arizona's offense and falling behind by a significant margin. While they managed to close the half with a strong run, including an impressive Coen Carr dunk, Arizona's buzzer-beating 3-pointer left the Spartans trailing by ten points at halftime. Although Michigan State's defense improved in the second half, they ultimately couldn't secure enough stops to overcome Arizona's lead.

Looking ahead, Michigan State will aim to bounce back as they host Georgia Southern before entering Big Ten play against Wisconsin on December 5th. Despite the loss, the Spartans showed resilience and determination, and they will continue to work towards achieving success in the remainder of the season.

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