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East Lansing, Mich. — The Michigan Sate Spartans had only one game last game, and it was enough for senior Draymond Green and freshman Branden Dawson to prove that they deserved Big Ten weekly awards.
Draymond Green is the Spartans leading scorer and rebounder, and now he is the Big Ten Co-Player of the week along with Nebraska’s Brandon Richardson.
Green scored 22 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in the Spartans dominate 68-52 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers last Wednesday. The MSU senior went 9 for 11 from the field and added 6 assists.
Draymond has 11 double-doubles on the season, and this is his 2nd Big Ten weekly award this season.
Someone who is not accustom to capturing Big Ten awards is Michigan State freshman Branden Dawson, who grabbed his first weekly award of his career by being named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Dawson had a career-high 16 points, as well as 4 rebounds and 4 blocks. The freshman looked very confident on both ends of the floor in the Spartans win against Minnesota and I’m sure this will not be the last award he adds to his collection this season.
Tom Izzo’s Spartans head to Assembly Hall to take on Illinois on Tuesday in what should be a very good Big Ten match-up.
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If there's one player that Michigan State's basketball team absolutely can't afford to lose, it's senior captain Draymond Green.
It didn't look good for Green and the Spartans when he hobbled off the court, missed the final 3:51 of Tuesday night's game at Illinois and was then seen leaving the arena on crutches because of an injured left knee.
It was just over 2 years ago that the Michigan State football program – and head coach Mark Dantonio – found itself at a crossroads. The Spartans had just completed a successful season and, on November 22, 2009, had celebrated it at an awards banquet. What followed – a brawl across the street at Rather Hall – has been well documented, including my exclusive look at the event...
In Sunday's "Daily Edition", catch highlights on the three Spartans that participated in the 2012 Senior Bowl, see recaps from hockey and gymnastics on their weekend competitions and listen to baseball coach Jake Boss discuss the team's kickoff at a record-setting First Pitch Dinner.
Michigan State great Kirk Cousins is putting the final touches on his college career in front of NFL scouts in the Senior Bowl.
Mill Coleman talks about one of his pupils, Michigan State commitment Aaron Burbridge, and what makes him a special prospect.
Illinois (15-6, 4-4) returns to Assembly Hall Tuesday night to host #9/10 Michigan State for Operation Blue Out (6 pm CT, ESPN). Watch | Listen | Gametracker | Mobile Live Stats | ILL Game Notes |
Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.
In Sunday's "Daily Edition", get a full recap on the women's upset victory over No. 18 Penn State. See highlights from wrestling's matchup down in Ann Arbor and hear how men's and women's tennis did over the weekend.
Michigan State women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant held her weekly press conference on Monday at Breslin Center. Merchant addressed the team's improvements in Sunday's 83-77 upset over No. 18 Penn State, spoke of the recent play of Porsche Poole and Klarissa Bell, and looked forward to this weekend's game at Michigan.
He also had scholarship offers from Florida State, Kentucky, Michigan and Nebraska, among others.
The Michigan State men's tennis team looked to bounce back on the second day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend following a loss to Tennessee Sunday afternoon. The Spartans faced off against the No. 15 Oklahoma Sooners on Monday suffering a 4-0 defeat before the match was called.
Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School has been good to Michigan State in the past. Monty Madaris will continue the trend in the years to come. Here is a quick look at the newest Spartan.
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