MSU’s Bridges, UM’s Walton trade playful jabs

The Detroit News

Miles Bridges’ decision to return to Michigan State for his sophomore season undoubtedly made plenty of Spartans fans happy.

His opponents’ fans, however? Not so much.

That started a brief — and by all appearances playful — exchange Tuesday on Twitter between the MSU star and outgoing Michigan standout Derrick Walton, Jr., in which Bridges hinted that Michigan State would be out to avenge a lopsided loss last season in Ann Arbor.

Bridges tweeted on Tuesday: “Make the money don’t let the money make you,” which drew a response from A Michigan fan with the Twitter handle @jimsheadset.

“Us Michigan fans would have preferred you made the money,” the tweet read.

Bridges responded, quoting the tweet with an “I know,” and a smiley-face emoji.

In stepped Walton, whose team split a pair of meetings with the Spartans last season, including an 86-57 thumping of Michigan State on Feb. 7 in Ann Arbor.

“Our last meeting in Crisler must have really stung to make you wanna stay,” tweeted Walton, who just wrapped up workouts at the NBA combine in Chicago after a strong finish to his senior season at Michigan.

Bridges hinted in his response that he’s out to make amends next season for the loss, tweeting, “yeah, we 1-1, but yo young boys in trouble next year I promise you that.”

Dates for next season’s games have yet to be announced.