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Michigan State Spartans: Michigan is not ‘just another game’

Michigan State Basketball coach Tom Izzo was born 60 years ago Thursday, but in his eyes that does not make Jan. 30 his birthday. Not this year anyways. “It’s not a birthday today guys, its a work day” Izzo laughed. “I’ll have my birthday on Monday… we’ve got work to do for two days and that’s all I’ve got my mind on right now, is getting this team back to where...
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Michigan State Basketball: Penn State Preview

After Saturday’s beat down loss on the road against Maryland, the Michigan State basketball team is in desperate need for a rebound game. Tonight, the Spartans will have a chance to bounce back and build some confidence, as they host the Penn State Nittany Lions (12-6, 0-5) at home. The up and down season continues for the Spartans, as they have now been swept by Big Ten newcomer...
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Four takeaways from Michigan State Basketball’s OT victory over Northwestern

Travis Trice yet again leads Michigan State to third straight victory. Michigan State hosted Northwestern this past sunday in an over time battle that favored the Spartans. It looked like a blow out early on, but the Wildcats were resilient and put up a convincing fight. Despite Northwestern’s solid three point shooting, Michigan State handled the Wildcats 84 to 77. Travis Trice...
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Michigan State holds off Northwestern 84-77 in OT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Travis Trice had 18 points and 10 assists, and Michigan State outlasted Northwestern 84-77 in overtime Sunday. The extra session was finally kind to the Spartans, who had lost their first three overtime games this season, including a double-OT defeat against Maryland late last month. Michigan State (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) held the Wildcats (10-6, 1-2) without...
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Michigan State Basketball: three takeaways from Iowa win

Michigan State traveled to Iowa this past Thursday and stole a win from the Hawkeyes. The Spartans were out shot and out defended in the first half, but Tom Izzo and company buckled down in the second half to defeat Iowa handedly by 14. There were three crucial takeaways to think about after this game concluded.   Leaders show sign of consistency   Michigan State Basketball...
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No. 18 Michigan State edges Navy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Travis Trice scored a career-high 25 points, and No. 18 Michigan State struggled against pesky Navy before squeezing out a 64-59 victory Friday night in the Veterans Classic. Though owning a decided height advantage and supposedly a huge edge in talent, the Spartans got all they could handle from the disciplined Midshipmen. Michigan State led 44-43 with 11 minutes...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakout college hoops players to watch

When the college basketball season begins, the players that fans are most excited to see usually fall into one of two categories: returning stars and promising freshmen. By the end of the season, though, there are always players who emerge that end up doing better than expected. Take a guy like Winston Sheppard, who went from being San Diego State’s eighth-leading scorer two...
Via The Sports Post
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State's Travis Trice Loses the Wrestling Match With Iowa's Zach McCabe But Wins the Game

To be fair to Travis Trice the Spartans junior did not know he was going to be in a wrestling match during Thursday night's game, but had it been one Iowa's Zach McCabe would have gotten the point. Instead he got the foul and fouled out.Trice scored 17 on the night including 3-4 from three-point range to help Michigan State beat Iowa 86-76.via Loading...
Via FatManWriting
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa's McCabe tosses MSU's Trice to the ground

The Big Ten may pride itself on its physical play, but on Thursday night, Iowa senior Zach McCabe took it a little too far. In the second half of the Hawkeyes’ game against Michigan State, McCabe got tangled up with Spartans junior Travis Trice out on the perimeter. He then used some sort of wrestling move to take him to the ground. McCabe was hit with a technical and ironically...
Via College Spun
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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