Branden Dawson Returns To Michigan State For Senior Season

Branden Dawson announced on Tuesday that he has decided to remain at Michigan State University for his senior season. Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for the Spartans in 2013-14. He missed 10 games due to injury, including nine straight with a broken hand from Jan. 25 to Feb. 23. "I was always pretty sure that I wanted to return for my senior season...
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Dawson staying at MSU for senior season

Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season. The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday. He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a career-high 26 points in an NCAA tournament win over Harvard and had 24 points in his next game, helping the fourth-seeded Spartans beat top-seeded Virginia in the round of 16....
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MSU basketball: Branden Dawson returning for senior year

MSU basketball’s 2014-2015 hopes increased dramatically with today’s announcement from Branden Dawson that he will return to East Lansing for his senior year. Here are the quotes from the press release sent out from MSU shortly after 5pm tonight, approximately 24 hours after Gary Harris declared that he was foregoing his final two seasons of eligibility at MSU. Branden Dawson...
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5 takeaways from the Spartans’ Sweet 16 victory over Virginia

Last night, the 4-seed Michigan State Spartans (29-8) defeated the 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers (30-7), 61-59, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Here are my key takeaways from the matchup: 1. MSU combatted Virginia’s key runs In a game that was relatively close for all 40 minutes, Michigan State was able to overcome numerous Virginia runs that seemed to have the Spartans stunned...
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How a broken hand helped Michigan State's Branden Dawson become his best

Branden Dawson will tell you the truth of the matter now -- he thought long and hard about transferring after his freshman season at Michigan State. "We need more out of you," coach Tom Izzo continued to say. Unable to be who Izzo knew he could be and struggling with the aftermath of a torn ACL, Dawson figured he'd just get out of East Lansing, go someplace where...
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Michigan State advances to Elite Eight with win over Virginia

NEW YORK (AP) -- Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia 61-59 on Friday night to advance to East Regional final. The fourth-seeded Spartans (29-8) will play Connecticut (29-8) on Sunday with a Final Four berth at stake. The seventh-seeded Huskies beat third-seeded Iowa State 81-76 on Friday. Michigan State overcame a horrible start...
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Which MSU Basketball team will show up in NCAA Tournament? (Freep column)

Filling in for David Harns in this week’s Detroit Free Press column, I take a look at what has been one of the more roller coaster seasons for the Michigan State Basketball program, which culminated Sunday night with a Big Ten tournament championship over in-state rival Michigan. And I also bring up the question of which MSU Basketball team will we see come tournament time? As...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Branden Dawson’s Nasty Windmill Dunk Against Michigan

Michigan State's Branden Dawson threw down this authoritative windmill dunk against Michigan during the Big Ten Tournament championship.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: MSU's Branden Dawson throws monster windmill dunk

Branden Dawson, Michigan State’s junior forward, had a huge slam in the Big Ten Championship Game with Michigan. Dawson had a pretty sweet dunk against Wisconsin, but this one during the second half definitely tops it. MSU is up big right now. Who’s the fourth no.1 seed if Michigan loses? The post MSU’s Branden Dawson Throws Down Windmill Dunk in Big Ten Championship Game appeared...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Spartans suffer terrible start to ‘Izzo’s month’ with 53-46 loss to Illinois

MSU Basketball: Spartans suffer terrible start to ‘Izzo’s month’ with 53-46 loss to IllinoisEAST LANSING — “When they are healthy, watch out.” Those words — or variations of it — have been murmured across the country when talking about the 18th-ranked Michigan State Spartans and their chances of making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Well, with Branden Dawson playing...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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