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The Michigan State volleyball team overcame a first set loss to beat Arizona, 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament First Round in Austin, Texas. The Spartans (22-11) were led by 22 kills from senior Kyndra Abron and advance to face either No. 1 Texas or Texas State in tomorrow's NCAA Second Round at 8 p.m. ET.
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Michigan State has won three of the last four meetings, though all three wins came at home. ... The Spartans are trying to clinch back-to-back Big Ten crowns for the first time since 1965-66. ... Wisconsin is the only team in the nation ranked in the top five in scoring offense (44.8) and scoring defense (15.2). The Badgers are No. 4 in both categories.
All the goals MSU set at the beginning of the year come down to one game.
Just because the Michigan State Spartans are familiar with the underdog role doesn't mean they aren't contemptuous of it. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that USA TODAY has installed Wisconsin as a nine-point favorite over MSU in Saturday night's Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. The Spartans also are aware that nary a bowl projection has them playing Oregon...
Morgan Stroman scored 20 points in a near-perfect shooting night to lead No. 9 Miami past Michigan State 76-60 Thursday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Stroman had 13 points at the break, hitting all four of her shots from the field and all five at the line for the much quicker Hurricanes (6-1). She finished 7 for 7 and 6 for 7, respectively. Shenise Johnson added 13 points and...
The Big Ten championship is one to remember as Wisconsin and MSU go neck-to-neck to the end, with the Badgers prevailing. Adam Jacobi says too bad we can't see them play once more to break the 1-1 tie.
It's not often that Tom Izzo enters a room at Michigan State and isn't the immediate center of attention. But he happily stood off to the side, leaning against a wall as Mark Dantonio stood at the podium about 30 yards away. The broad smile etched across Izzo's face was evident a mile away.
Despite their loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Football Championship Game, Mark Dantonio's team proved it belongs in talks when BCS bowl bids are handed out on Sunday. Why should the Spartans be given the chance to represent if the BCS looks to take two teams from the Big Ten?
The Michigan State volleyball team begins its postseason quest on Friday, facing off against Arizona in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Spartans and Wildcats are scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. ET first serve in Austin, Texas. This will mark the Spartans' 14th NCAA Tournament all-time and fourth with head coach Cathy George at the helm.
The Longhorns used a 16-block effort to advance the NCAA Lexington Regional where they will meet Kentucky on Friday, Dec. 9.