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Tom Izzo says Denzel Valentine has been ‘unbelievable’

As the 2015-16 season draws closer, Michigan State Spartans senior guard Denzel Valentine is looking to close out his college playing career with a bang and is working hard to be even better on the court after helping lead his team to the Final Four in 2015. Speaking to Kyle Austin of, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said that Valentine was “unbelievable” during the team...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Why the 2015 team will be better

The final buzzer sounded in Indianapolis, the run was over. The last time MSU fans would witness Travis Trice and Branden Dawson ever wear the green and white. For the true Spartans, it was a blessing in itself to even have made it to the Final Four in what many labelled as a “down year” for MSU. After some incredible news yesterday on the recruiting front, it looks like this...
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine A Top NBA Prospect? Why?

Twitter/Valentine Denzel Valentine and Michigan State have reached the Final Four for the first time since 2010, and the junior guard’s stellar play has been a big reason why. Valentine is one of the nation’s most improved players from 2014 to 2015, as he’s upped his scoring average from 8.0 to 14.3 points per contest. In three of the team’s four NCAA contests, he’s scored...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
March 29, 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...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball rolls over Northwestern

It was an all-around total team effort for the No. 9 Michigan State Spartans (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten), who after a heart-breaking loss to Wisconsin last Sunday, rebounded nicely with a 85-70 home victory over the Northwestern Wildcats (12-13, 5-7). In the first half of Thursday’s contest, things were played pretty evenly for the better part of the first ten minutes. Northwestern junior...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball stumbles against Georgetown Hoyas

Well then… Not much looked good out on the floor of Madison Square Garden for the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten) on Saturday, who were upset by the Georgetown Hoyas (12-9, 3-6) by a score of 64-60. Not the shooting. Michigan State could have helped build the house in The Three Little Pigs that doesn’t get blown down by the big bad wolf in the end with all the...
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: MSU Basketball takes care of New Orleans, 101-48

EAST LANSING, MI— Keith Appling sat nonchalantly munching on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his seat in the Spartan locker room late Saturday afternoon after a Michigan State win over New Orleans, 101-48. When asked whether scoring 27 points or having walk-ons score baskets was more exciting, Appling gave his response: “Winning.” Today’s Spartan basketball game against...
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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