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

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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

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Knicks add former Spartan Travis Trice

The New York Knicks have signed former Michigan State point guard Travis Trice to a partially guaranteed one-year deal, according to numerous reports. After averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 assists for a Spartans team that reached the Final Four, the 22-year-old Trice went undrafted this past June. He then joined the Miami Heat’s summer league … Read more

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

FINAL FOUR – DUKE 81, MSU 61

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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No Dawson? No problem for Spartans

In the regular season finale against Indiana, the Michigan State Spartans looked to gain some momentum going into next week’s Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo decided to play it safe with star forward and double-double machine Branden Dawson on Saturday, who took a blow to the head Wednesday against the Purdue. Despite his absence, Michigan State … Read more

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