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  1. Branden Dawson to return to Michigan State for senior season

    Apr 15, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Tom Izzo returns a key player from last season’s 29-win team.

  2. Michigan State guard Gary Harris entering 2014 NBA Draft

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris is the latest player to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

  3. Tom Izzo addresses crowd at candlelight vigil for Lacey Holsworth (VIDEO)

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    An emotional speech from Tom Izzo the day after Lacey Holsworth’s passing.

  4. Tom Izzo on Michigan State: ‘This is a pretty good place for me right now’

    Mar 25, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Like the Cavaliers in 2010, looks like the Pistons will have no luck convincing Tom Izzo to leave college.

  5. Consistency will be key for No. 4 Michigan State moving forward

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

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    No. 4 Michigan State was outplayed for a significant portion of the second half Saturday against No. 12 Harvard, and it nearly cost them a trip to the Sweet 16.

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

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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.

  8. 2014 Big Ten Tournament Preview: Can Michigan State turn things around?

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Michigan State and Iowa look to right the ship, Wisconsin tries to earn a No. 1 seed and Nebraska and Minnesota try to lock up a bid.

  9. Billy Donovan, Tom Izzo weigh in on Marcus Smart situation

    Feb 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    The roar of Saturday’s Marcus Smart, fan-shoving controversy from Oklahoma State’s loss at Texas Tech is finally starting to die down a bit, but on Monday, college basketball head coaches gave their take on fan-player interactions and Smart as a player. One of the more interesting takes came from Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo.…

  10. Michigan State’s Keith Appling will likely miss more time due to wrist injury

    Feb 9, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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    No. 9 Michigan State was without starting point guard Keith Appling for the second consecutive game on Sunday, with the senior sitting out due to a nagging right wrist injury. While Travis Trice played well in Appling’s stead in the 60-58 loss at Wisconsin, the Spartans are clearly at their best when Appling is running…

  11. Tom Izzo uncertain as to when Keith Appling will return to lineup

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    No. 9 Michigan State was forced to play without starting point guard Keith Appling on Thursday night, with Appling being forced to miss the game due to a right wrist injury he’s been dealing with for quite some time. The Spartans took care of Penn State without Appling, with Kenny Kaminski scoring 19 points, Denzel…

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

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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…

  13. Broken hand to sideline Michigan State’s Branden Dawson 4-5 weeks

    Jan 23, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

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    The hits just keep on coming for No. 3 Michigan State, which can’t seem to stay healthy. On Thursday it was revealed that forward Branden Dawson will miss four to five weeks after breaking a bone in his right (shooting) hand. And the injury didn’t occur during game action either, as according to the report Dawson…

  14. Gary Harris leads Michigan State to win over Indiana

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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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…

  15. No. 5 Michigan State will be get better as they get healthier

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

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    No. 5 Michigan State looked like they were going to be in for a fight. A scrappy Nittany Lions team had opened up a 47-40 halftime lead over the Spartans as D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier showed why they deserved to be in the conversation for the midseason all-Big Ten team. The Spartans have been…

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

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

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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…

  17. Tom Izzo: I’m not ‘bitching about officiating … I’m bitching about the rules.’

    Nov 24, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Michigan State, the No. 1 team in the country, knocked off Oklahoma in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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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…

  19. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans

    Nov 1, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

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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…

  20. Michigan State’s Travis Trice speaks about last summer’s mystery brain infection

    Oct 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Travis Trice had a bit of a disappointing season as a sophomore, as he spent much of the year battling a pair of concussions that he suffered in games. He averaged 4.9 points and 1.9 assists while shooting 40.3% from three in about 18 minutes per game, numbers that were essentially identical to what he…

  21. Three-star guard Javon Bess commits to Michigan State

    Oct 21, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Following a text message to his Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio, shooting guard Javon Bess became the second commit in Michigan State’s Class of 2014. “We got a text from Javon saying, ‘I committed to Michigan State,’” Lincoln athletic director Justin Sanford told Diamond Leung of MLive.com on Monday afternoon following the commitment. The…

  22. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo gets shot out of a cannon? (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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    Few coaches in college basketball have embraced the concept of “Midnight Madness” the way that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has. Every year the head coach has come up with something original, with movies such as “300″ and “Iron Man” serving as inspiration over the years. On Friday night Izzo and Michigan State seemingly…

  23. Tom Izzo and John Calipari exchange verbal barbs

    Oct 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    November is always a fun time in college basketball as some of the nation’s top teams fly around the country playing in holiday tournaments that put together matchups you’d rarely see otherwise. The best early season event this year? The Champions Classic, which will feature Duke and Jabari Parker against Kansas and Andrew Wiggins as…

  24. Michigan State’s Gary Harris ready to return from ankle injury

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris averaged 12.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game on his way to Big Ten freshman of the year honors this past season, and that’s with him battling through injuries. About a month and a half ago, another injury has plagued the Spartans shooting guard as he has been sidelined…

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