Denzel Valentine Came a Long Way, Saddened He Couldn't Do Even More

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Denzel Valentine Came a Long Way, Saddened He Couldn't Do Even More
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INDIANPOLIS — The tears had dried by the time Michigan State freshman Denzel Valentine met with the media following the Spartans' 71-61 defeat to Duke in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. Telltale red cheeks gave Valentine away, just as the box score provided evidence of Michigan State's demise at the hands of the superior Blue Devils.

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