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Branden Dawson scored a career-high 20 points as No. 12 Michigan State grabbed their 20th victory of the season with a 78-65 win on the road over the Purdue Boilermakers (12-12, 5-6) Saturday night.
Once again, as was the case last season, Dawson was the beneficiary of some blunt crowd remarks from Purdue fans that still have ill will towards his decision not to become a Boilermaker two years ago. And once again, the sophomore from Gary, Ind. made the crowd pay.
Last season in his only visit to Mackey Arena Dawson scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Tonight, he shot 77 percent from the field (7-of-9), and grabbed three rebounds on his way to 20 points.
Branden Dawson once again silenced the Purdue crowd, as he scored a career-high 20 points in the Spartans victory over Purdue Saturday night.
Dawson got a lot of help from his teammates, and Detroit Pershing alumni, Derrick Nix and Keith Appling. The two Detroit natives each had 17 points, and Appling continued to show why the...
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While this game wasn’t a perfect one by any means, viewing the box score leaves me feeling pretty darn good about it just the same. Much of the season has been spent lauding the efforts of Appling, Harris and Dawson, and deservedly so, but what was most impressive about this victory for me was the contributions of a few other players. Yes, the Spartans appeared to have quality...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't sure where his team would be if not for the efforts of Gary Harris, though the freshman hasn't been the only one playing through pain.
Harris and a host of other banged-up Spartans look to help No. 12 Michigan State earn a fifth straight victory over host Purdue on Saturday night.
The Spartans again looked...
Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17, leading No. 12 Michigan State past Purdue 78-65 on Saturday night.
The Spartans (20-4, 9-2 Big Ten) have won three straight, nine of their last 10, four of their last five on the road in conference play and will retain at least a share of the league lead - regardless of what happens Sunday when No. 1 Indiana visits No....
Following two come from behind performances at home which has inexplicably left the Michigan State Spartans tied for first in the Big Ten standings, now, the team must hit the road again for a weekend trip to West Lafayette, Indiana. Such voyages are always a severe test for the visitors, and despite the Purdue Boilermakers’ pedestrian record, this year’s game should prove no...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17, leading No. 12 Michigan State past Purdue 78-65 on Saturday night.
The Spartans (20-4, 9-2 Big Ten) have won three straight, nine of their last 10, four of their last five on the road in conference play and will retain at least a share of the league lead -- regardless of what happens Sunday...