1988–89 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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1988–89 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
NIT, fourth place
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988–89 record 18–15 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coach Jud Heathcote (13th season)
Assistant coach Tom Izzo
Assistant coach Herb Williams
Assistant coach Jim Boylan
Captain Ken Redfield
Captain Todd Wolfe
Home arena Jenison Fieldhouse
Seasons
1988–89 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Indiana 15 3   .833     27 8   .771
#3 Illinois 14 4   .778     31 5   .861
#10 Michigan 12 6   .667     30 7   .811
#14 Iowa 10 8   .556     23 10   .697
Minnesota 9 9   .500     19 12   .613
Wisconsin 8 10   .444     18 12   .600
Purdue 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
Ohio State 6 12   .333     19 15   .559
Michigan State 6 12   .333     18 15   .545
Northwestern 2 16   .111     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988–89 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 1988–89 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played their home games at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Michigan and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Jud Heathcote in his 13th year at Michigan State. This season marked the Spartans' final season of basketball at Jenison Fieldhouse before moving to their current venue, the Breslin Center, the following season. The Spartans finished the season 18–15, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in eighth place. Michigan State did receive a bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they beat Kent State, Wichita State, and Villanova to reach the semifinals at Madison Square Garden. In the semifinals, they lost to Saint Louis. In the third place game, they lost to UAB in overtime.

Previous season[edit]

The Spartans finished the 1987–88 season with an overall record of 10–18, 5–13 to finish in eighth place in Big Ten play.

Roster and statistics[edit]

1988–89 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
No Name Pos Year Height Pts Reb Ast
22 Jeff Casler G SO 6–0 0.8 0.6 0.7
23 Jesse Hall G SO 6–3 3.8 1.8 1.3
42 Parish Hickman F FR 6–7 5.1 3.2 0.4
10 Kirk Manns G JR 6–1 11.5 0.6 1.0
11 Mark Montgomery G FR 6–2 3.3 1.9 3.0
34 David Mueller F JR 6–9 0.3 0.6 0.0
20 Ken Redfield F JR 6–7 14.3 6.6 4.0
30 Jim Sarkine F SR 6–9 0.1 0.3 0.1
21 Steve Smith G SO 6–6 17.9 7.2 3.3
35 Matt Steigenga F FR 6–7 9.0 4.6 1.4
44 Scott Sekal F SR 6–8 2.1 0.9 0.0
24 Todd Wolfe G/F SR 6–5 8.1 3.0 1.1
25 Jon Zulauf F FR 6–7 0.0 3.0 0.0

Source[1][2]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 28, 1988*
Furman W 98–68  1–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Nov 30, 1988*
at Nebraska W 77–75  2–0
Bob Devaney Sports Center 
Lincoln, NE
Dec 10, 1988*
Bowling Green State W 89–72  3–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 13, 1988*
UIC W 96–74  4–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 15, 1988*
at Detroit Mercy W 96–74  5–0
Calihan Hall 
Detroit, MI
Dec 16, 1988*
Bowling Green State W 89–72  6–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 17, 1988*
Austin Peay W 70–60  7–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 22, 1988*
Eastern Michigan W 91–76  8–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 27, 1988*
vs. Colorado
Far West Classic quarterfinals
W 60–57  9–0
Memorial Coliseum 
Portland, OR
Dec 28, 1988*
vs. Oregon State
Far West Classic semifinals
L 58–63  9–1
Memorial Coliseum 
Portland, OR
Dec 29, 1988*
vs. Oregon
Far West Classic third place game
W 76–61  10–1
Memorial Coliseum 
Portland, OR
Big Ten regular season
Jan 5, 1989
No. 9 Iowa L 82–93  10–2
(0–1)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 7, 1989
at No. 3 Illinois L 54–71  10–3
(0–2)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
Jan 11, 1989
at Northwestern W 64–62  11–3
(1–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 14, 1989
No. 18 Ohio State L 81–83  11–4
(1–3)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 21, 1989
at No. 19 Indiana L 60–75  11–5
(1–4)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
Jan 25, 1989
Purdue W 106–83  12–5
(2–4)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 28, 1989
Minnesota W 73–64  13–5
(3–4)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 2, 1989
at Wisconsin L 64–69  13–6
(3–5)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
Feb 4, 1989
at No. 11 Michigan
Rivalry
W 66–82  13–7
(3–6)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 11, 1989
at No. 16 Ohio State L 75–81  13–8
(3–7)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
Feb 16, 1989
No. 5 Illinois W 56–75  13–9
(3–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 18, 1989
at Purdue L 65–76  13–10
(3–9)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 23, 1989
No. 4 Indiana L 65–76  13–11
(3–10)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 25, 1989
Northwestern W 80–65  14–11
(4–10)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 27, 1989
No. 13 Michigan
Rivalry
L 52–79  14–12
(4–11)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 2, 1989
at No. 11 Iowa W 83–81  15–12
(5–11)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
Mar 8, 1989
at Minnesota L 61–77  15–13
(5–12)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 11, 1989
Wisconsin W 70–61  16–13
(6–12)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
NIT
Mar 16, 1989*
Kent State
first round
W 83–69  17–13
Cobo Arena 
Detroit, MI
Mar 20, 1989*
Wichita State
second round
W 79–67  18–13
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 22, 1989*
at Villanova
quarterfinals
W 70–63  19–13
The Pavilion 
Villanova, PA
Mar 27, 1989*
vs. Saint Louis
semifinals
L 64–74  19–14
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
Mar 30, 1989*
vs. UAB
third place game
L 76–78 OT 19–15
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll,. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time
Source[3].

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