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Michigan State Basketball: Counting down the top 20 players in the Izzo era. #12 Paul Davis

(Photo credit: Jonathan Daniels/Getty Images) A couple weeks ago we started counting down the top 20 players for Michigan State basketball over the 20 years of Tom Izzo being in charge of the program. Just a reminder, when making this list, stats were not the only thing considered. Skill, leadership, what they accomplished at Michigan State and their impact on the program were...
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Michigan State Basketball: Can Nairn take next step?

Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn will be a huge factor in MSU’s future success. Yes, the season ended just a couple of weeks ago. Yes, we have a long way to go before next season. But it’s never too early to talk college basketball, right?   Magic, Cleaves, Neitzel, Lucas… Nairn? Okay, mentioning him in the same sentence as those guys is surely a stretch at the moment. However...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans’ season ends in the Final Four

Going into it’s Final Four match-up with Duke Saturday night, Michigan State didn’t have a lot of room for error. And 4 minutes in, the Spartans were playing as needed to keep the game competitive. MSU was up 14-6 and hadn’t missed a 3-point shot. But then reality set in, the shots stopped falling, and Duke… well, Duke did what Duke does. In retrospect, the early game success...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: 2015 Final Four hype video

The Michigan State Spartans have made it back to the Final Four for the 7th time under head coach Tom Izzo. Check out Matt Hoeppner’s Bracket Breakdown: Final Four Edition here. Read Max Lapthorne’s Detroit Free Press column on how Travis Trice went from unheralded recruit to MSU leader here. Join our facebook group — we’re 3,000 Spartans strong here. Watch this hype video...
April 01, 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...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Draymond Green Texted Travis Trice “Don’t Let This Be Your Last Game” Sunday Morning

Sunday, the Michigan State Spartans scored a huge upset, knocking off 2-seed Virginia to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth year in a row. Senior Travis Trice was a major reason why, as the Spartans guard scored 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting. Apparently, he had a little extra motivation to get the job done, provided by another former MSU star. CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson reported...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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