Michigan St.’s Ward back for B10 tourney

Big Tournament
201903111233452358032-p3_20190315170703130-159532

FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Michigan State forward Nick Ward tosses a basketball before the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers, in East Lansing, Mich. No. 6 Michigan State expects forward Nick Ward to play in the Big Ten Tournament. Coach Tom Izzo says he isn’t […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State star forward Nick Ward has returned to the rotation after missing five games because of a broken left hand.

The team’s second-leading scorer, Ward checked in just over four minutes into the Spartans’ Big Ten Tournament matchup against Ohio State and promptly hit a short jumper. He had missed five consecutive games after suffering a hairline fracture in his hand during a 62-44 victory over Ohio State on Feb. 17.

Ward came in averaging 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The top-seeded Spartans are seeking their sixth Big Ten Tournament championship.

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Neenah girls bring strong lineup to state tennis

Gamblers captain Tucker leaves mark, becomes all-time assist leader

Fusion Athletics All Abilities Cheer Team heading to Worlds

Gamblers cruise past Saints in regular season home finale

Luke of All Trades: Neenah QB Elkin heading to Iowa as long snapper

Blizzard Report: Green Bay prepares for return to field