Biggest reasons 2014 MSU Basketball team can reach Final Four

Ever since Tom Izzo took over as the MSU Basketball coach, the Spartans have become regulars in the Final Four. Until this past season, every four year player for Tom Izzo had been to at least one Final Four. That is not an easy feat considering Izzo has been at MSU for two decades. Most fans and media had last year pegged as Izzo’s best chance to win a championship since the Mateen...
July 03, 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 for the first...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Branden Dawson out 4-5 weeks with broken right hand

EAST LANSING — Michigan State may be without two starters for Saturday’s top-25 matchup against Michigan, as the school announced earlier today in a press conference that junior forward Branden Dawson will be sidelined for four to five weeks with a broken right hand. Dawson will have surgery later on this evening, and said that he slammed his hand during a film session this morning...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Branden Dawson catches oop off backboard vs. Texas

Easily one of the dunks of the year. Michigan’s State’s Denzel Valentine found Branden Dawson on a break-away and threw him a pass off the backboard for the huge slam. The post Michigan State’s Branden Dawson catches oop off backboard vs. Texas appeared first on Diehardsport.
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU forward guarantees title

Mike Mulholland | When you play basketball at Michigan State, the mindset is national championship or bust. That’s the kind of program that Tom Izzo has built.  The Spartans are expected to open up with one of the top ranked teams in the nation when the preseason polls are released.  And with two potential NBA draft lottery picks in senior forward Adreian Payne and sophomore...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Branden Dawson and Keith Appling lead MSU past the Badgers

Branden Dawson scored a career-high 18 points and matched a career-high with 13 rebounds to help lead No. 13 Michigan State to a 49-47 victory over Wisconsin on Tuesday night. Keith Appling added 19 points for the Spartans (17-3, 6-1) who have defeated Wisconsin back-to-back at the Kohl Center for the first time since the 2000-2001 seasons. Dawson and Appling combined for 21 of MSU...
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU’s Branden Dawson throws punch on Purdue’s Matt Carroll

The Michigan State Spartans are off to a bit of a rocky beginning having already lost 3 games to start the 2012-2013 basketball season. Losing last year’s centerpiece, Draymond Green, has badly hurt them.  MSU was hopeful that Sophomore forward Branden Dawson, who tore his ACL last season and was lost for the year, could fill some of Green’s void.However, It’s plays like these by...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU’s Branden Dawson jumping “like he never had surgery”

Pre-Dantonio, Michigan State fans would be a few weeks away from the “when does basketball season start?” attitude.  Now that the Michigan State football program is noteworthy on the national level, the first signs of basketball aren’t as big as they used to be.  But, that doesn’t mean that this season’s first few practices aren’t special. If you remember back to the regular season...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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