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No. 3 seed Michigan State overcame a cold start in the second round of the NCAA tournament to handle the No. 14 seed Valparaiso by a final score of 65-54 Derrick Nix proved unstoppable inside to lead all scorers with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Derrick Nix's strength and skill were much too much for Valparaiso.
Nix had 23 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help power third-seeded Michigan State past the 14th-seeded Crusaders 65-54 on Thursday in the NCAA tournament.
The Spartans went on a 26-5 run in the first half to take control, and cruised to an easy victory.
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We’re in the thick of perhaps the greatest four day stretch of sports all year. That being the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. (Those games played earlier in the week will always be “play in” games to me.) So, that means it’s time to get hit with all the interesting tidbits about players family, childhoods, upbringings and sorts of off the court stuff. Friday...
Michigan State is absolutely demolishing Valparaiso in today’s opening game of the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Thankfully, the all-star duo of Bill Raftery and Verne Lundquist is on the call, providing at least a little entertainment for the fans.
After Michigan State attempted (and failed on) one alley-oop attempt, the Spartans tried another, much to the dismay of Lundquist...
Michigan State and Valparaiso are squaring off in the round of 64 as we speak. But the action started last night on Michigan State’s campus.According to Twitter user @Jourd_, he and his brother were on Michigan State’s campus last night and found the Spartan statue draped in Valparaiso gear. So they did what any Spartan fan would do. they cleaned the statue up and went to Twitter...
Michigan State and Michigan are on opposite sides of the NCAA Tournament draw, so they won’t face each other unless they make it to the championship game. But both teams happen to be playing in the same venue for their first-round games, leading several Spartans fans to get creative.
According to Keloland.com, South Dakota State’s campus store has been flooded with orders for...
Senior Derrick Nix had a career high 15 rebounds and added 23 points to lead Michigan State past the Valparaiso Crusaders on Thursday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Keith Appling had 15 points while Big Ten Freshman Player of the Year Gary Harris added 10 points. To be clear, this game was never [...]
Michigan State junior Keith Appling and sophomore Branden Dawson speak after the Spartans win over Valparaiso.
Ohio offensive lineman Alex Dalton learned more about the interest Michigan State has in him on Wednesday.
There's no such thing as one and done at Valparaiso.
The Crusaders earned a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004 with one of the most seasoned teams in college basketball.
When 14th-seeded Valparaiso shoots to upset third-seeded Michigan State on Thursday, experience will be on its side even though the Spartans are in the tourney for a 16th consecutive...
Valparaiso fans trolled this Michigan State statue hard before the two teams met in the Round of 68 of March Madness.
Michigan and Michigan State are poised to make deeps runs in the NCAA tournament after impressive victories at the Palace on Thursday.
Since his first year as head coach at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio has built a solid pipeline to Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School. On Thursday night, Dantonio reached back to the Southwest Ohio power extending an offer to FOXSportsNEXT.com four-star outside linebacker Sam Hubbard.