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Michigan State beats Louisville, punches Final Four ticket

Michigan State, a team that was 13-7, 4-3 in the Big Ten in late January, has reached the Final Four. It’s incredible.  The No. 7-seeded Spartans defeated No. 4 seed Louisville in overtime in the Elite Eight at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse Sunday afternoon, 76-70. The win sends Tom Izzo to the national semifinals for the seventh time in his career in East Lansing.  Following...
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Photo: Denzel Washington Plays For Michigan State According To The NCAA’s Stenographer

Denzel Washington is, of course, one of the most famous actors in the world. Denzel Valentine is not as famous as his namesake, but the junior forward for Michigan State is coming off an 18-point effort in the Spartans’ Sweet 16 win over Oklahoma on Friday night. Valentine spoke with reporters at today’s NCAA-mandated media availability, but according to the transcription of...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartans surge in second half to defeat Oklahoma in Elite 8

The Spartans shot 30.3% in the 1st half and going into the final minute were shooting a putrid 3/10 from the free throw line. Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine put the team on their backs, combining for 27 second half points including going 6/6 from the free throw line in the final minute to close […]
Via The Majors National
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Bracket Breakdown

Well Selection Sunday is here and the brackets have been set. Michigan State, fresh off their heartbreaking overtime loss in the Big Ten Tournament final, was slotted in as the seven-seed in the East Region. They will play Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina against the 10th-seeded Georgia Bulldogs in the first round. Before we start looking at match-ups and potential match-ups,...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans survive against Hoosiers

The Michigan State Spartans did everything they could in an attempt to give away their last regular season game. The Spartans made just seven out of their 28 three point field goals, 10 of which came within a stretch during the second half that appeared to be a three-point shooting contest as opposed to a Big Ten basketball game. In addition, MSU made just five of its last 12 free...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans fall short in OT, 96-90

Free throws, free throws, free throws. It’s been the achilles heel for Michigan State basketball all season long, and just when it looked like the issue was starting to resolve itself, the free throws came back to bite the Spartans. The Spartans hosted the Minnesota Golden Gophers for their first and only matchup of the season tonight, and lost in an overtime shootout, 96-90. “It’s...
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans begin to eye March

Oh what a difference a couple of weeks can make. On Feb. 7 the Michigan State Spartans were as bubbly as Colbie Caillat. After suffering a deflating home loss at the hands of the Illinois Fighting Illini, tensions were high and spirits were low. A loss at home to an opponent who is perceived as slightly inferior to you is bad enough, but the way the Spartans lost the contest was...
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Denzel Valentine Appropriately Hits Game Winner Vs OSU

Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine celebrated his day by hitting the game winner against Ohio State today: Happy Valentine's Day! #GoGreen — Sparty On (@Sparty__Nation) February 14, 2015 Let the puns begin.
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan State G Denzel Valentine Hits Game-Winning 3 vs. Ohio State, On Valentine’s Day

Headline writers, rejoice! Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Ohio State on Valentine’s Day.  With 3.2 seconds remaining in the Saturday contest, Valentine nailed a 3 from the right wing to put the Spartans up, 59-56, roughly 30 seconds after Buckeye senior forward Sam Thompson tied the contest with a 3 of his own.  Here’s the play:...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell Made MSU G Denzel Valentine Fall Down With This Dirty Crossover

An Ohio State game has not taken place unless D’Angelo Russell has done something ridiculous.  A Buckeyes’ game has taken place today.  Late in the second half of OSU’s game at Michigan State, Russell made Spartan guard Denzel Valentine fall over with this dirty crossover. Check it out:  Ohio State and Michigan State are currently in a tight contest with just a couple minutes...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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