In a closer-than-expected contest, MSU held on for a 66-60 victory.
The game started with fireworks, as junior guard Denzel Valentine lobbed the ball to senior forward Branden Dawson who finished emphatically with the slam.
MSU (13-6 overall, 4-2 Big Ten) looked good early, jumping out to an 8-2 lead after Dawson netted two free throws.
The men's basketball team couldn't maintain a strong start against Penn State but managed to hold on to the lead, taking a 30-28 advantage into halftime.
In his first address of his second term, Gov. Rick Snyder didn't speak to many issues that affect college students. Left unsaid in his speech was a looming budget deficit that could lead to higher education funding cuts and tuition increases, officials say.
The governor highlighted the achievements his administration’s first term, while presenting a new plan to merge two governmental departments into a big one.
Whether it's an explicit video or a civil rights movement, social media has become a key tool in connecting people across campus as well as the globe.