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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-plus minutes after entering the game with about 16:30 left.
Payne added a 3-pointer -- only his second made 3 of the year -- in the middle of a 20-8 run to help the Spartans (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) pull ahead midway through the second half.
Penn State (8-9, 0-5) stayed closed much of the night in large part because of Jermaine Marshall, who scored 22 of his career-high 29 points after halftime.
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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...
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...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- 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...
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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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An altercation involving Michigan State basketball players Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson on Wednesday morning at the Nittany Lion Inn is under investigation by the Penn State University Police, according to Chief of Police Tyrone Parham.
Both players punched each other in the face, Parham said. One shoved the other into a wall, causing damage to the wall. Both of them have cuts...
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The news of Kekua’s supposed death broke just hours after Te’o's grandmother passed away (that one’s legit) and mere days before Notre Dame went into East Lansing and...
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, an eight-time national Coach of the Year and the longest-tenured Big Ten men’s basketball coach ever, will be honored at the 2013 College Basketball Awards April 15 in Oklahoma City as the recipient of the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award.
Izzo, who has spent nearly two decades as the head coach at Michigan State and has led his team to...
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