By Josh Adams


Newark- The legend of Myles Powell almost reached Paul Bunyan status on Thursday night in Newark as the All-American scored 37 points in 34 minutes on a bum ankle as the Pirates narrowly lost to the #3 ranked Michigan State Spartans 76-73. Here’s some notes and quotes from Thursday’s game.

Myles Powell Postgame Presser

Kevin Willard Postgame Press Conference



For a November 14th college basketball game, the atmosphere was great. That was a lot of fun.”

Kevin Willard

” I thought Myles definitely got fouled going to the basket.”

Kevin Willard on Myles Powell no-call in the final minute

“First, let me say I feel very fortunate to win that game. They went through a lot, we went through a lot. It was a March game in November, and college basketball needs games like that.”

Tom Izzo on tonight’s game

Their kid Myles is one of the great players I’ve ever seen in college basketball. He does things the right way. He doesn’t talk crap.”

Izzo on Powell’s 37 points tonight