Posted February 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Michigan State's recent hot stretch began with a blowout victory over Purdue nearly a month ago. Not only are the seventh-ranked Spartans playing arguably their best basketball of the season, they'll be facing a short-handed Boilermakers team in the rematch. Michigan State seeks its seventh win in eight games Sunday afternoon when it visits Purdue, which will be without Kelsey Barlow and D.J. Byrd after they were involved in an off-court incident. The Spartans (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) dominated the Boilermakers 83-58 in East Lansing on Jan. 21, shooting 60.0 percent while holding Purdue to a 29.0 mark from the field. That began a run of six victories in seven games, which includes a 69-55 win over No. 15 Wisconsin on Thursday. Draymond Green had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. The senior is averaging 15.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists, putting him on pace to be the first player from a BCS conference to hit those marks since Wake Forest's Tim Duncan in 1...
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