Former Spartans, Wolverines on the NBA stage – Where are they now?

Raise your hand if you thought Draymond Green would be an NBA Champion and surefire all-star when the 6-foot-7 former Michigan State forward was selected 35th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. If you saw this coming, we’ve got nothing but respect. But for many (present company included), Green’s impact on the NBA level has been … Read more

Pistons sending Dinwiddie, Hilliard down to Grand Rapids for Saturday; Ex-Spartan Dawson joining on Sunday

The Detroit Pistons will be sending Spencer Dinwiddie and Darrun Hilliard down to Grand Rapids for a little tune-up, the team confirmed following a 102-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. As head coach Stan Van Gundy had hinted prior to tip-off, Dinwiddie and Hilliard will join the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons’ D-League affiliate, for … Read more

Denzel Valentine’s senior season could be filled with ‘Magic’

In case you were too locked into the college football playoff race, the latest NFL news and notes, or following your favorite team in the NBA or NHL, the college basketball season kicked off last Friday. Most teams around the country have played at least a couple games now. The 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans rolled to … Read more

CBSSports ranks Michigan State 11th best basketball program

It may be the heart of the college football season, but before you know it, the college basketball season will be starting back up. For the Michigan State Spartans and head basketball coach and March mastermind Tom Izzo, expectations are still high coming off a miraculous Final Four run a season ago. This is despite losing the … Read more

Pistons work out Justise Winslow, MSU’s Dawson

It never hurts to dream. One day after the Pistons hosted Stanley Johnson, a 6-foot-7 small forward many believe will still be available by the time the Pistons make the eighth overall selection next Thursday, similarly sized Duke forward Justise Winslow stopped by to make his case in front of Pistons brass. Unlike Johnson, Winslow is expected … Read more

With Draft Combine beginning Tuesday, Pistons eyeing prospects

Ahead of the Draft Lottery on May 19, NBA teams will get one of their first official looks at this year’s batch of prospects beginning on Tuesday, when the league’s NBA Draft Combine kicks off in Chicago. For the Pistons, that will mean an opportunity to assess their options firsthand. While the initial train of thought has Detroit … Read more

Breaking down Michigan State’s remarkable season


“The Michigan State Spartans are going to have a down year.”

“This is not a typical ‘Tom Izzo‘ team, they won’t go anywhere.”

“They are going to miss the tournament, and Izzo should be fired or retire.”

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RECAP: Michigan State’s magical run and season both over


The Michigan State Spartans basketball team was on an emotional high and feeling very confident about their chances of bringing home a title following their win in the Elite Eight round a week before against the Louisville Cardinals. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo was working his magic in the month of March once again. On Saturday night, the magic, the confidence, all of it went south real quick when they ran into a wall that goes by the name of the Duke Blue Devils.

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Final Four Preview: Spartans, Duke square off once again

The Michigan State Spartans are back in the Final Four, and word around the country is that this is the best coaching job head coach Tom Izzo has ever had in his time at MSU. The Spartans were under-seeded going into the big dance, given a 7-seed in a region that had arguably four or five national championship contending programs. With the help of some stingy defense, senior leadership, and clutch timely free-throw shooting, they are back on the biggest stage in college basketball, and will now face a familiar foe.

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Elite 8 Preview: Spartans look to punch ticket to Indianapolis

Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo will look to continue his March success and build on his soon-to-be Hall of Fame career on Sunday when his Spartans take on Louisville (2:20 p.m. on CBS). MSU is coming off a big win Friday against Oklahoma while Louisville advanced after pulling away late against North Carolina State. A victory would send Izzo to his seventh Final Four in his 20 seasons at MSU.

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Sweet 16 Preview: Michigan State rumbles with Oklahoma

Another installment of March Madness is well underway and yet again, Michigan State Spartans find themselves in the second weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In other news, the sky is blue and the grass is green.

Tom Izzo and company will take the court on Friday against the Oklahoma Sooners (10:07 p.m., TBS) as the two teams battle for an appearance in the Elite Eight.

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RECAP: Spartans win first-round tournament game vs. Georgia

The Michigan State Spartans took the floor on Friday for day two of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In the round of 64, which is technically called the 2nd Round, the Spartans were pitted against the Georgia Bulldogs of the SEC. MSU was a 7-seed and UGA was the 10-seed in the East Region matchup. The Spartans struggled out of the gate early, but finished the first half on a 23-8 run to go up by 13 in the first half. Despite some scares, they never relinquished their lead in the second half, and went on to win by a final score of 70-63.

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B1G Tournament Championship: Wisconsin storms back, beats Michigan State in OT

The 2015 B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament final featured two teams with different storylines going into Sunday’s championship game. For the top seeded Wisconsin Badgers, it was about trying to solidify a #1-seed in the NCAA Tournament when the brackets were unveiled. For the Michigan State Spartans, they had a lot less to lose. They were already in the tournament, and their seeding was already predetermined by many. A win over the regular season B1G champion Badgers would only sweeten the deal going into next week’s start of the NCAA Tournament.

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B1G Tournament: Semifinals recap


And then there were four. The top four seeds in the Big Ten all won on Friday to advance to the conference semifinals. The Wisconsin BadgersMaryland Terrapins, and Michigan State Spartans are safely in the big dance are are now all about improving their resume and seeding. While the Purdue Boilermakers have had a remarkable season and surprised many, they do not feel as comfortable about their tournament status, depending on who you ask. Let’s recap today’ B1G semifinals.

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