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Marvin Clark wears emotions on sleeve in MSU win

EAST LANSING – Marvin Clark Jr. screamed. Branden Dawson pounced. Tom Izzo laughed.

Michigan State had an interesting little sequence late in Friday’s 87-52 blowout of Loyola (Chicago) revolving around Clark, one of the early stories of the season for the No. 100 more words

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MSU 87, Loyola 52: Spartans display balanced attack

EAST LANSING – They had their moment and they’ll have others, but Tom Izzo got more of the moments he expects out of Denzel Valentine in Michigan State’s home-opening rough-up of Loyola of Chicago. 99 more words

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Lourawls Nairn a speedy option for MSU

EAST LANSING – Lost in Tuesday’s 81-71 loss to Duke was a first-half stretch from Michigan State freshman point guard Lourawls (Tum Tum) Nairn that hinted at the change of pace he can provide the Spartans. 115 more words

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Hey Joe: Mailbag overcomes blahs with basketball blues

We’re nearing the end of football/mailbag season here on the blog, and I’m sensing a bit of apathy. Good Michigan State team, good season, came up short of hopes and expectations, the Ohio State anger has subsided thanks to a solid response at Maryland … and it is basketball season. 38 more words

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MSU better, just not better than Jahlil Okafor

INDIANAPOLIS — It is almost all good news for Tom Izzo after Michigan State’s 81-71 loss to Duke Tuesday night.

The Spartans showed promise and grit Izzo can build upon. 140 more words


Tom Izzo: Spartans will be a better team in time

INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Izzo left Bankers Life Fieldhouse late Tuesday with a 1-1 team that could look quite different – and better – in about a month. 198 more words


Duke 81, MSU 71: Duo who jilted Izzo burns Spartans

INDIANAPOLIS – For a foregone conclusion, MSU vs. Duke looked suspiciously like a basketball game tonight.

Yes, the young, fourth-ranked Blue Devils were better. They led all the way and prevailed, 81-71, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the fourth annual Champions Classic. 81 more words