Found March 13, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Gary Harris
With a record of 13-5 in Big Ten play this season, the Michigan State Spartans just missed on an opportunity to earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. However, with a victory over Northwestern on Senior Day, the Spartans were able to grab a #3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament which earned them a first-round bye and a good chance at winning the whole thing. On Friday, Michigan State will face the winner of (6) Iowa and (11) Northwestern — who play Thursday on ESPN 2 25 minutes after the Nebraska and Purdue game finishes. The Spartans played both the Hawkeyes and Wildcats once this season and defeated them both by double-digit margins. After Friday’s game, Tom Izzo’s ball club will play the winner of #2 Ohio State vs. #7 Purdue or #10 Nebraska. Despite defeating both Nebraska and Purdue during the regular season, the Buckeyes had a bit of trouble with both teams in the closing minutes. These six teams make up the bottom half of the bracket, and their opponent from the ...

Derrick Nix Has Become A Better Man In His Time At Michigan State

Derrick Nix has had quite a journey at Michigan State. Nix came into Michigan State weighing over 340 pounds. As his struggle with weight became publicly criticized, he was under immense pressure to get it done. That would be just the first battle he would face as a Spartan — he has since been maintaining a weight of 270 lbs, allowing him to become a more physically fit and...

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans Announce Team Awards

EAST LANSING — On Monday, the Michigan State Spartans announced their team award recipients for the 2012-2013 regular season. Freshman Gary Harris and junior Keith Appling split the team MVP award this season, as Harris was selected by his teammates and Appling was selected by the media. Harris, who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year as well, averaged 13.2 points per game...

Gary Harris Wins Big Ten Freshman of The Year

Photo Credit: Lauren Walson/College Spun Everyone knew that Gary Harris was a big recruit for the Michigan State Spartans as fans and coaches both had high hopes for the freshman.   Harris exceeded those expectations, often times playing through an injured shoulder that would frequently pop out of place during games. The 6-foot-4 guard is just behind Magic Johnson in scoring...
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