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On Wednesday night the 18th ranked Michigan State basketball team (14-3, 3-1) will make their way to Happy Valley to take on the lowly Penn State Nittany Lions (8-8, 0-4).
The meeting will mark the 38th meeting all time between the two, with Michigan State dominating the series 30-7.
Tip off will be at 7:00 PM as the Spartans will be hoping to come away with their second straight road win in Big Ten play and their fourth straight win overall while the Nittany Lions will be fighting just to stay above .500.
For Penn State, much of their season has become a lost cause. This due in large part to the fact that their leading scorer Tim Frazier went out with a ruptured achillies tendon in the fourth game of the season.
Frazier, a 6’1″ senior guard from Houston Texas, was by far the best player on this Nittany Lions team. Last year he did everything he could to put the team on his back playing in over 37 minutes a game, leading the team in points (18.8), assists (6.2), rebounds (4.7) and s...
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While we aren’t sure who won the fight between Michigan State teammates Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne — who both sat out the first half of tonight’s game due to a scuffle in the hotel room prior to the game — it’s safe to say that Payne’s career-high 20 points and seven rebounds in the Spartans (15-3, 4-1) 81-72 victory over Penn State (8-9, 0-5) would count as a...
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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo released a statement today saying that Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne were involved in a fight Wednesday in the second story lobby of the team hotel.
Izzo said, “I’ve spent my entire afternoon meeting with the players involved and they are both sincerely remorseful.”
Izzo said that neither player will start tonight and they will both pay for...
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo insists his team has yet to play its best basketball, though it's probably time it reaches its full potential with a tough slate looming.
Izzo hopes the 18th-ranked Spartans don't play down to their competition as they visit struggling Penn State on Wednesday night.
Michigan State's solid record (14-3, 3-1) has helped mask its overall inconsistency...
Michigan State forwards Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne were involved in a scuffle at a hotel before Wednesday night's game that led to police responding to the altercation.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a statement that the scuffle started with the off-campus roommates needling each other and led to a dented wall. He said Dawson and Payne will pay for any property damage...
Adreian Payne scored 20 points after spending the first half on the bench following a morning scuffle with teammate Brandon Dawson, and No. 18 Michigan State held on for a 81-72 victory against Penn State on Wednesday night.
Payne, a sturdy 6-foot-10 forward, made up for lost time by dominating the post in the second half. He had 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting in a stretch of six...
On Wednesday, a pair of Michigan State basketball players were involved in an altercation which resulted in a busted lip and a dented wall.Head coach Tom Izzo identified the players as forward Branden Dawson and center Adreian Payne via statement. Neither player started the Spartans' game against Penn State on Wednesday as punishment."A scuffle that began as two players...
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After deciding to transfer out of Michigan State, Brandan Kearney planned to embark on a tour of a few schools before he settled on the program of his choice. As it turns out, the first stop on that circuit was the team he ultimately chose. Earlier this week, Kearney talked to Devils Digest about his decision to be part of the Arizona State program...