Denzel Valentine needs to be huge for Michigan St. and now

Denzel Valentine hit a huge three down the stretch during Michigan State’s second round comeback win over Harvard that won over the hearts and minds of Spartans everywhere. The shot extended MSU’s lead to two possessions in the closing minutes and solidified their comeback. The three-pointer put the game out of reach (pretty much) and gave State some much needed breathing room...
Via The Sports Bank
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Greg Gumbel Flubs Awkward Interview With Dayton Coach Archie Miller

CBS host Greg Gumbel is having a rough few days in the studio. Last night he accidentally referred to Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine as “Denzel Washington”, and today he just had a very awkward interview with Dayton head coach Archie Miller. Towards the end of the interview, he brings up Miller’s brother “Archie” when trying to talk about Sean Miller, the coach at...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

MSU basketball: A Spartan fan talks trash to his Harvard friends

MSU fan Gavin Witter took to Facebook this morning to engage in some good old-fashioned trash talk with his Harvard friends regarding the upcoming MSU/Harvard basketball game. Enjoy: A shout-out to my Harvard peeps (who will never respond to this because they’re too cool to acknowledge (though secretly elated that) the Crimson made it to the round of 32):  You guys saw what happened...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: MSU’s Denzel Valentine Had A Sick Behind-The-Back Pass

Michigan State has had a frustrating season, as injuries have forced coach Tom Izzo to shuffle his lineup seemingly on a nightly basis. But for at least one day, the Spartans seemed to be firing on all cylinders. MSU blew out Northwestern in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, 67-51, setting up a date with the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals Saturday. Along the...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine steps up for Michigan State with added responsibilities

Denzel Valentine insists he’s not waiting for the anvil to fall on his head like he’s Wile E. Coyote. And considering the way he has played the past few games, that’s a good thing for Michigan State. In Thursday’s 85-70 victory over Northwestern, the sophomore was busy filling the stat sheet once again, scoring a career-high 16 points while handing out six assists and grabbing...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Loaded? We'll know soon enough which direction Spartans are marching

Denzel Valentine took a seat with the rest of the Michigan State starters with about 90 seconds left in Thursday night’s 85-70 victory over Northwestern at the Breslin Center. He immediately threw his arm around the shoulder of Tom Izzo as if to console him, and if it looked like a bit of a role reversal — with a laugh, Valentine assured me it wasn’t — it would’ve been...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball rolls over Northwestern

It was an all-around total team effort for the No. 9 Michigan State Spartans (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten), who after a heart-breaking loss to Wisconsin last Sunday, rebounded nicely with a 85-70 home victory over the Northwestern Wildcats (12-13, 5-7). In the first half of Thursday’s contest, things were played pretty evenly for the better part of the first ten minutes. Northwestern junior...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball stumbles against Georgetown Hoyas

Well then… Not much looked good out on the floor of Madison Square Garden for the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten) on Saturday, who were upset by the Georgetown Hoyas (12-9, 3-6) by a score of 64-60. Not the shooting. Michigan State could have helped build the house in The Three Little Pigs that doesn’t get blown down by the big bad wolf in the end with all the...
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo wasn’t happy with Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine (VIDEO)

YouTube Tom Izzo was unhappy (severe understatement) with Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine while Michigan State was in the midst of blowing a 17-point lead to Ohio State Tuesday.  Izzo expressed his frustration (understatement) during a timeout with two minutes left in regulation. Playing for Izzo is not for the weak.
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three positives and negatives from Michigan State’s exhibition win over Grand Valley State

On  Tuesday, October 29th, Michigan State took down Grand Valley State 101-52 in their first exhibition game. When watching the game, three glaring positives and negatives broke out from me. Here they are. Positives Perimeter shooting In the entire contest, Michigan State shot 58.3% from beyond the arc, which is absolutely ridiculous. Keith Appling was 5-7, Trice was 3-5 and Russell...
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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