VIDEO: Michigan State’s Bryn Forbes hits Big Ten record 11 three-pointers

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The odds were certainly stacked against Rutgers Wednesday night, as they were facing a team in No. 2 Michigan State that arrived in Piscataway having won eight of its last nine games. Michigan State moved to 9-1 over their last ten with a 97-66 win, blowing out the Scarlet Knights in the second half after leading by just two at the half.

And in the win, Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes set a Big Ten record with 11 made three-pointers. Forbes, who scored all 33 of his points on three-pointers, shot 11-for-16 from beyond the arc against a defense that at times appeared to forget that he’s one of the best perimeter shooters in the country.

After shooting 42.7 percent from three last season, Forbes is knocking down those shots at a 50 percent clip for Tom Izzo and Wednesday night he did his damage in 27 minutes of action. And over Michigan State’s last five games, all wins, Forbes shot 61.4 percent (27-for-44) from distance.

Video credit: Big Ten Network

Oakland’s Travis Bader becomes NCAA all-time leader in made three-pointers (VIDEO)


Now a senior at Oakland University, guard Travis Bader has been one of college basketball’s most prolific perimeter shooters during his career. On Sunday Bader completed his climb to the top of the NCAA’s list for made three-pointers in a career, surpassing former Duke great J.J. Redick.

Bader’s third three-pointer of the first half in the Golden Grizzlies’ 86-64 loss at Milwaukee, a shot from the right corner with 6:18 remaining in the first half, was the 458th of his college career. Redick made 457 three-pointers in four seasons at Duke.

Bader finished the game with six made three-pointers and 21 points, moving his total to 461 made three-pointers. Although the game was on the road, Bader’s achievement was acknowledged by the folks at Milwaukee during a break in the action.