Posted December 22, 2012 on
Texas entered Saturday's showdown with Michigan State full of confidence after blasting North Carolina earlier in the week. But while Texas led in the early-going, the Longhorns were eventually worn down by the physical Spartans, falling 67-56.
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AROUND THE WEB
Coach: Tom Izzo (17 seasons at Michigan State 412-169)
2011-12: Record 29-8 overall, 13-5 in Big Ten (Tie 1st)
Starters Returning (3) Adreian Payne, Keith Appling, Branden Dawson
Preseason Tournament: Champions Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Texas, at Miami
Transfer Out: Dwaun Anderson (Wagner)
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