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Michigan State guard Keith Appling says he'll be ''all right'' in the Midwest Regional semifinals against Duke.
Appling practiced Monday with his banged-up right shoulder in a protective wrap after taking a pad off his left knee.
He hurt his shoulder in Saturday's win over Memphis with 8:35 left in the game and didn't return. He has been playing with a sore knee.
Appling hopes he doesn't have to play with any protection when the third-seeded Spartans play the second-seeded Blue Devils on Friday night in Indianapolis.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior is Michigan State's leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points a game, and has a team-high 3.4 assists per game.
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Michigan State guard Keith Appling is confident the shoulder injury that knocked him out of Saturday's victory against Memphis won't stop him from playing in the NCAA tournament's round of 16.
Appling hurt his right shoulder with 8:35 left in the Spartans' 70-48 win. He left the court about a minute later, and didn't play again.
He was injured while trying to...
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The Memphis Tigers go down hard losing to the Spartans 70-48. Michigan State never trailed in the game on the way to the victory and punched their ticket to the next round of the tourney and a match-up with the #2 seeded Duke Blue Devils. The Spartans had a 13 point lead in the first [...]
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