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No. 8 Michigan St. 65, No. 14 Wisconsin 52

Last week, Michigan State blew an opportunity to clinch the outright Big Ten title. Now the Spartans are getting a second chance to prove they're the best in Indianapolis. Draymond Green scored 14 points and had 16 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored all 12 of his points on 3-pointers on Saturday as the two determined seniors led No. 8 Michigan State past No. 14 Wisconsin...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Spartans lead Big Ten by full game

Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 7 Michigan State past short-handed Purdue 76-62 on Sunday. By winning their second straight in West Lafayette and sweeping the Boilermakers this season, the Spartans (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) took a one-game lead in the conference title chase. Purdue (17-10, 7-7) had a three...
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Thornton Passes Up Game Winner in Ann Arbor

The final play wasn’t developing exactly as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo expected. “We didn’t want to call a timeout,” Izzo said, “because we thought they would go zone.” He was right to be concerned. Michigan had thrown the zone at the Spartans several times earlier in the game. And it had worked. Every time. There was about a dozen seconds left on the clock and Austin...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan St. 69, UALR 47

Austin Thornton had a career-high 13 points off the bench to lead Michigan State past Arkansas-Little Rock 69-47 Sunday night. Guards Keith Appling and Brandon Wood combined for 21 points for Michigan State (2-2), which won its second game in less than 50 hours after losing to No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke. Appling had 12 points, while Wood added nine, including the Spartans...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Michigan State gets sloppy win against Arkansas-Little Rock

EAST LANSING (AP) -- Austin Thornton had a career-high 13 points off the bench to lead Michigan State past Arkansas-Little Rock 69-47 Sunday night. Guards Keith Appling and Brandon Wood combined for 21 points for Michigan State (2-2), which won its second game in less than 50 hours after losing to No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke. Appling had 12 points, while Wood added nine...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Thornton's family has military ties

Michigan State's unique season opener will be particularly special for guard Austin Thornton. The Spartans face top-ranked North Carolina on Friday in the Carrier Classic, a much-anticipated basketball game on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. Thornton's older brother Thomas, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, is expected to be there. He's been stationed at Camp...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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