Found January 13, 2013 on
MSU’s Branden Dawson guards Nebraska player after injury scare. As the Spartans return to East Lansing, the No. 22 team took down the Nebraska Cornhuskers with a final score of 66-56. Michigan State basketball, with a record of 13-3 and a conference record of 2-1, defeated the unranked Nebraska (9-7, 0-3 Big10). Michigan State returned to their home court after defeating Iowa in Iowa City, 62-59. The Spartans continued their undefeated home record tonight and recorded their 11th victory in East Lansing this season. MSU’s Branden Dawson came out swinging as he hit the first shot of the game and went on to score 5 out 6 shots in the first half for a total of 10 points. Adreian Payne was next in the first half points, with 9 after he was subbed in just 4 minutes into the game. Though the Spartans came out with a bang in the first couple minutes, the Cornhuskers went on a 10-4 run to make a comeback within the first half. With Nebraska leading, Derrick Nix was fouled with 16 seconds lef...

No. 22 Michigan St. tops Nebraska

Branden Dawson was crumpled on the ground, clutching his surgically repaired left knee. He bounced back to play again and Derrick Nix scored 17 points to help No. 22 Michigan State pull away for a 66-56 victory over Nebraska on Sunday night. The Spartans, and Dawson in particular, held their breath early in the second half when the sophomore forward tumbled to the court in pain...

Spartans Survive an Injury Scare and a Look Ahead:

  Branden Dawson went down in a heap Sunday against Nebraska and instantly Déjà vu spread throughout the Breslin; Dawson had surely torn his acl again. In a press conference Monday Tom Izzo gave his thoughts, “I mean, I looked at his face, I don’t know how many of you could see his face. To me, it was 99% blown again, when I looked at his face.” Branden himself...

Big Ten Roundup: January 14th, 2013

Team W L Tempo Off. PPP Def. PPP Eff Margin Michigan 3 1 63 1.21 0.94 0.27 Wisconsin 3 0 58 1.03 0.82 0.22 Indiana 3 0 72 1.07 0.91 0.16 Minnesota 3 1 67 1.17 1.01 0.15 Michigan State 3 1 68 1.02 0.93 0.09 Ohio State 3 1 66 0.97 0.89 0.08 Purdue 2 2 66 0.96 0.99 -0.03 Iowa 1 3 69 0.94 1.00 -0.05 Illinois 1 3 67 0.95 1.06 -0.11 Northwestern 1 3 63 0.95 1.15 -0...
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