Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

Chris Solari

Detroit Free Press

East Lansing, MI, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

NCAA tournament: 7-seed Michigan State basketball vs. 10-seed USC in Columbus, Ohio

Tom Izzo earned Michigan State basketball's 25th straight NCAA tournament bid Sunday, and the Spartans face USC in the East Region first-round Friday. → Read More

Michigan State basketball stunned in Big Ten tournament by Ohio State, 68-58

No one expected Michigan State basketball’s hot-shooting, high-scoring finish to the regular season to carry over. And it didn't vs. Ohio State. → Read More

Spartan Speak: Can Michigan State make a run in the Big Ten tournament?

Graham and Chris preview the Big Ten tournament, then discuss Nick Marsh's decommitment from MSU football and Brandon Jordan's departure. → Read More

River Rouge WR Nick Marsh decommits from Michigan State football, keeps Spartans on list

Nick Marsh, a River Rouge wide receiver in the 2024 class, announced his decommitment from Michigan State football but keeps the Spartans on his list. → Read More

Spartan Speak: A look back at Iowa, Nebraska games ahead of senior day

How can MSU still get a double bye for the B1G tourney? Graham and Chris break it down, plus a discussion on Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State games. → Read More

Michigan State basketball thunders back to knock off Nebraska, 80-67, with lots of 3s

Michigan State basketball went on a 35-8 run in the second half to rally past Nebraska in an 80-67 victory on Tuesday night in Lincoln. → Read More

Michigan State basketball vs. Minnesota canceled after postponement due to shooting

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said the Spartans will not make up a home game with Minnesota that was postponed due to a campus shooting. → Read More

Michigan State basketball has epic meltdown late, loses at Iowa in overtime, 112-106

Michigan State basketball blew a 13-point lead in the final 1:34 of regulation as Iowa drilled five 3-pointers late to force overtime. → Read More

Tom Izzo 'frustrated' with delayed new date of Michigan State basketball game vs. Minnesota

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is frustrated with the Big Ten's delay in getting his team's game postponed game vs. Minnesota rescheduled. → Read More

Tyson Walker, A.J. Hoggard carry Michigan State basketball in emotional win over Indiana, 80-65

Tyson Walker scored 23 and A.J. Hoggard added 22 as Michigan State basketball, in its first home game since the mass shooting on campus, beat Indiana. → Read More

Tom Izzo: A time for Michigan State community to become 'teammates' in healing

Tom Izzo said Michigan State basketball's return to Breslin Center on Tuesday will be a chance for the campus to gather as "teammates" in healing. → Read More

Spartan Speak: Emotional night for MSU hoops in wake of campus shooting

Graham and Chris discuss how MSU and U-M came together to pay tribute to the MSU shooting victims on Saturday night, along with recapping the game. → Read More

How a pair of back-to-back 3-pointers by Michigan led to a win over Michigan State

In a back-and-forth contest, it was a pair of Michigan 3-pointers that let to Michigan State's undoing on Saturday night in Ann Arbor. → Read More

Tom Izzo knows Michigan game can help Michigan State heal, but some things are bigger than rivalries

In at the podium inside Breslin Center stood not Tom Izzo, the Michigan State basketball coach. But the father. The teacher. The concerned citizen. → Read More

Michigan State athletics resumes this weekend, including basketball game at Michigan Saturday

Michigan State athletics will resume this weekend, the school announced in a statement Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Michigan State basketball vs. Minnesota postponed after campus shooting in East Lansing

Michigan State men's basketball's game scheduled for Wednesday at home against Minnesota was postponed following a campus shooting Monday night. → Read More

Michigan State basketball's offense in desperate need of boost. Here's how they can fix it

Tom Izzo likes how Michigan State basketball's defense has stifled opponents lately. It is the Spartans' struggles on offense he wants to fix ASAP. → Read More

Michigan State basketball builds a 62-41 victory with Ohio State's bricks

Joey Hauser scored 22 points and hit six 3-pointers as Michigan State basketball took advantage of Ohio State's brutal shooting in a 62-41 victory. → Read More

Michigan State basketball makes big plays early and late to hold off Maryland, 63-58

A.J. Hoggard made a few big plays late as Michigan State basketball held off Maryland, 63-58, on Tuesday in East Lansing. → Read More

Michigan State basketball can't find late shots in 61-55 loss to Rutgers in NYC

Tyson Walker had 12 points to lead Michigan State basketball, which shot just 4-for-21 on 3s in a 61-55 loss to Rutgers on Saturday in New York. → Read More