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  1. Family, friends celebrate life of ‘Princess Lacey’ at Breslin Center (VIDEO)

    Apr 18, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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    Family and friends of Lacey Holsworth gathered at the Breslin Center to celebrate her life on Thursday.

  2. Adreian Payne honored at Wooden Awards with Outreach Award for friendship with Lacey Holsworth

    Apr 12, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

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    Michigan State senior Adreian Payne was honored at the Wooden Gala on Friday night with the first ever Outreach Award for his friendship with 8-year-old cancer patient Lacey Holsworth.

  3. Adreian Payne’s 41 points lead No. 4 Michigan State past Delaware

    Mar 20, 2014, 7:26 PM EST

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    Adreian Payne’s career afternoon led the way, but don’t overlook Travis Trice’s 19 points in Michigan State’s win over Delaware.

  4. Big Ten Tournament: Defense carries No. 22 Michigan State to title

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:45 PM EST

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    After doing it with offense in Saturday’s semifinals No. 22 Michigan State put together one of its best defensive efforts of the season to win the Big Ten tournament title.

  5. Big Ten Tournament: No. 22 Michigan State takes another step forward in win over No. 12 Wisconsin

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:52 PM EST

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    Once again whole, No. 22 Michigan State used solid execution on both ends of the floor to oust No. 12 Wisconsin in the Big Ten semifinals.

  6. Late-game offensive execution costs No. 22 Michigan State in Columbus

    Mar 9, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

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    No. 22 Michigan State’s late-game execution left much to be desired on Sunday.

  7. No. 13 Michigan State catches fire from deep in win at Purdue

    Feb 20, 2014, 9:28 PM EST

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    On Sunday afternoon No. 13 Michigan State put forth its worst performance of the season, falling by nine points to a Nebraska team that’s making a hard charge towards an NCAA tournament berth. In that game the Spartans shot 34% from the field and 24 of their 50 attempts were three-pointers, with only five of…

  8. No. 9 Michigan State nearly overcame Gary Harris’ rough afternoon

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

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    At this point in the season Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris is one of the players who has to be considered not only for Big Ten Player of the Year honors but a spot on All-America teams as well. Averaging 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game (before Sunday), Harris is one…

  9. Traevon Jackson’s game-winner gives Wisconsin a much-needed win over Michigan State (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:09 PM EST

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    Traevon Jackson brought the ball up the floor with eight seconds to play and took Gary Harris off the dribble, draining a mid-range jumper to put Wisconsin up two. With 2.1 seconds remaining Travis Trice (13 points) saw his half-court heave bounce off the rim as the Badgers picked up an important 60-58 win at…

  10. Adreian Payne returns as No. 9 Michigan State rolls past Penn State

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:58 PM EST

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    No. 9 Michigan State has been affected by injuries as much as any team in America this season. Branden Dawson’s out with a broken hand, Adreian Payne’s missed time with a foot injury and Keith Appling has a right wrist issue, and those are just three of the injuries that Tom Izzo’s had to account…

  11. Report: Adreian Payne to miss next two Michigan State games

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:44 PM EST

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    Injuries have been an unfortunately stable presence in No. 7 Michigan State’s season. A noticeable injury in recent weeks has been 6-foot-10 senior forward Adreian Payne, who has been sidelined, wearing a boot on his foot, for the past five games. Expect that number to rise to at least seven games, according to a report…

  12. Tom Izzo: Adreian Payne ‘very doubtful’ for Tuesday’s showdown with Iowa

    Jan 27, 2014, 1:31 PM EST

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    Adreian Payne has missed the last five games with a sprained foot, and it finally caught up to the Spartans on Saturday as they lost to Michigan in East Lansing. On Tuesday, the Spartans head down to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes, and head coach Tom Izzo doesn’t expect to have Payne in…

  13. Gary Harris leads Michigan State to win over Indiana

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

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    For the first 30 minutes or so over the game, Indiana played like a team who was hungrier and wanted to win more than Michigan State. Playing shorthanded without Will Sheehey and coming off of a loss to Northwestern over the weekend, the Hoosiers figured to stand little chance against the No. 3 team in…

  14. Tom Izzo: Adreian Payne will be out ‘until he’s 100%’

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:41 PM EST

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    Adreian Payne played like an animal in Michigan State’s overtime win over Ohio State last Tuesday, but he was a long way from healthy. Payne’s been dealing with plantar fasciitis all season long, and prior to the game against the Buckeyes, Payne sprained his right foot, the latest in a long line of injuries for…

  15. No. 5 Michigan State, without Adreian Payne, survives in overtime

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EST

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    Health and Michigan State just haven’t belonged in the same sentence this season. The Spartans have been banged up all year long, with the latest injury issue being the sprained foot on top of plantar fasciitis that All-American caliber center Adreian Payne has been dealing with this week. Payne didn’t play as Minnesota came to…

  16. Tom Izzo on Gary Harris: He’s ‘questionable-probable’ to play Tuesday

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:22 PM EST

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    It’s time for yet another update on the health of the four Michigan State starters that are banged up. According to Joe Rexrode, Matt Costello could still be weeks away from actually stepping on the court. He’s reportedly. got mono, that’s not an easy thing to get rid of. There is some good news to…

  17. Michigan State survives a scare from Oakland

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:38 PM EST

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    Michigan State dodged a bullet on Saturday. Playing without Gary Harris and Matt Costello and playing with Keith Appling and Adreian Payne at less than 100%, the Spartans shook off a slow start to knock off Oakland, 67-63. Branden Dawson, who may be the only person in East Lansing that isn’t dealing with some kind…

  18. The latest on Gary Harris and Michigan State’s walking wounded

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

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    Another day, another update on just how beat up Michigan State is. According to Joe Rexrode of Freep.com, Matt Costello was not at practice, Gary Harris had his right ankle in a cast, Keith Appling’s wrist and hip were bothering him, and Adreian Payne’s plantar fasciitis was feeling good enough that he could practice. Those…

  19. Matt Costello out ‘two to three weeks minimum’

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EST

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    We knew that Michigan State was banged up the way that they finished their loss to North Carolina last week. Tom Izzo expounded on those issues this week. On Monday, Izzo said that center Matt Costello will be out “two to three weeks minimum.” Izzo hasn’t confirmed the diagnosis, but he told reporters on Monday that…

  20. No. 1 Michigan State’s loss to North Carolina: Injuries, or sign of a bigger issue?

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

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    No. 1 Michigan State’s inconsistency final came back to bite them. The Spartans shot 35.9% from the field and 7-for-24 from three as they got dropped by North Carolina, 79-65, at the Breslin Center on Wednesday night. Michigan State had erased an 18-4 deficit, tying things up at the half, but the Tar Heels used…

  21. Final thoughts from the Champions Classic

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

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    Scott Phillips and I were both in attendance on Tuesday night at the Champions Classic, and while we both wrote plenty of words off of those two games, there was a lot more to discuss that simply couldn’t fit into our stories. So we put it all here: Scott: After all of the hype, the Champions…

  22. Champions Classic Preview: Hyped freshmen, four top five teams, best event ever?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    Tuesday is an indisputably great day for college hoop heads around the country, as we not only get 30 straight hours of hoops, but the marathon session of basketball is capped off with the Champions Classic, the single best in-season event ever. That’s right. I said it. I’ll even take it a step further: I…

  23. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans

    Nov 1, 2013, 9:18 AM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  24. NBCSports.com 2013-2014 College Basketball Preseason All-American Team

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  25. 2013-2014 College Basketball Dream Team

    Oct 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…