Posted January 19, 2012 on
Fresh off an exciting upset victory over the sixth-ranked Michigan State Spartans, Northwestern lost its fire in frigid Madison. A second-half surge helped Wisconsin by the shorthanded Wildcats.

Michigan State's Adreian Payne on his lung condition: 'I'm gasping for air and I can't get it'

Spartans' sophomore center has smaller-than-normal lung capacity, limiting his minutes. Izzo: "If you watch him, sometimes after a few minutes, he's down on his knees."

Live blog: Spartans, Wolverines battling at Crisler Center

Free Press special writer Nick Meyer will live-blog tonight's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State. Discuss the action here.

Michigan State freshman Brandan Kearney shedding 'soft' reputation

Kearney adamantly says the label was bogus from the get-go. "I've never been soft. I've never been one to go out there and get punked or anything like that."

Photo Gallery: Michigan 60, Michigan State 59

All photos by Dustin Johnston. Full gallery after the jump including key moments, Michigan’s quarterback and post game aftermath.

Inside the Michigan Locker Room After Michigan State Win

Footage from MGoBlue / MGoVideo

Cunningham, Nichol Prepare For Postseason All-Star Games

Michigan State fifth-year senior wide receivers B.J. Cunningham and Keith Nichol have accepted invitations to play in postseason all-star games, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Cunningham, MSU's all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086), will participate in the 87th East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., while Nichol, who set...

MSU's Wood apologizes for letdown vs. U-M

Michigan State shooting guard Brandon Wood played 32 minutes Tuesday against Michigan. He made one field goal -- a three-pointer from the corner in the second half. He finished 1-for-6 and scored four points.

General News. Michigan State All-Access Daily Edition - Thursday, Jan. 19

In Thursday's "Daily Edition", hear from both the women's basketball and hockey teams as they prepare for this week's action. Also, see an exclusive interview with Kirk Cousins as him and two other Spartans get ready for next week's Senior Bowl.

Michigan State's Austin Thornton has no regrets about passing up shot against Wolverines

Thornton was open on the wing during the Spartans' final possession, but passed to Draymond Green on the block instead.

M. Basketball. Grinz On Green: Lessons To Be Learned

The lesson was one the newcomers hoped to avoid throughout the course of their Michigan State basketball careers, but at least now they know. This is what it feels like to lose to Michigan
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