1. Michigan State's Keith Appling Says Wrist Didn't Hurt, 'It Just Felt Weird'

    EAST LANSING — The corner three-pointer that came up a couple feet short of the rim delivered no pain to Keith Appling's right wrist...

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  2. Michigan State Basketball: 5 Things We've Learned About Spartans in 2013-14

    Mental errors, turnovers, fouls, poor free-throw shooting and lax defense continue to keep Michigan State from reaching full-tilt. Clear after Sunday’s 60-51 home loss to Nebraska, the No...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 2,857 reads 4 comments

  3. Appling Checks into Game vs. Nebraska

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  4. Keith Appling (Wrist) Will Not Play vs. Nebraska

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  5. Gary Harris Made Small, Positive Step in Win over Northwestern

    EAST LANSING — Gary Harris could have launched a contested bomb, but he pump-faked instead, dribbled inside the three-point line and converted a mid-range jumper instead...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 2 months ago 58 reads 0 comments

  6. Why Tom Izzo Should Choose to Love Twitter

    EAST LANSING — Nothing sets off Tom Izzo these days like one seven-letter word ... Twitter. Last Tuesday, at his weekly press conference, Michigan State's basketball coach spent close to a half-hour bashing Twitter...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 2 months ago 152 reads 0 comments

  7. Payne, Costello Becoming a Promising, Cohesive Pair for Mich State

    EAST LANSING — Adreian Payne and Matt Costello moved in concert Thursday night, as if they'd been at this forever...

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  8. Michigan State Role Players Step Up to Top Northwestern

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Alvin Ellis swished a three-pointer. Russell Byrd got a steal. Matt Costello executed a quick spin move and drove for a lay-up...

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  9. Izzo: Payne 'Sure Has Been a Monster'

    Izzo on Payne: "He sure has been a monster. He's getting rebounds like old ... in fact I won't say like old times, better than old times...

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  10. No. 9 MSU Rolls, Keeps Share of Big Ten Lead

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten...

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  11. Michigan State Basketball: How Concerning Are Gary Harris' Shooting Struggles?

    Gary Harris ' recent shooting struggles are just another part of Michigan State's recent team-wide frustrations. He shot a dreadful 3-of-20 from the floor against Wisconsin on Sunday...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 2 months ago 1,407 reads 8 comments

  12. Keith Appling's Stubborn Toughness Admirable, but Could Bite MSU

    Keith Appling could barely shake my hand. And yet, with the same feeble right wrist, he had just finished taking more than 100 3-point shots on a hoop at the far end of Michigan State's practice facility...

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  13. Adreian Payne a Different Player Since Returning from Injury

    Michigan State wasn't sure what it could expect from Adreian Payne after he spent seven games on the sidelines with a sprained foot.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 months ago 39 reads 0 comments

  14. Michigan State Basketball: 5 Ways Spartans Must Improve Before March

    Get ready for something you've heard and read all season: Michigan State needs to get healthy. While that much is a given for Tom Izzo 's No...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 3,318 reads 7 comments

  15. Michigan State Basketball: 2013-14 Progress Report for Spartans Starters

    Michigan State's season has been burdened by injuries, and this past week was no exception. It's difficult for a team with weekly lineup fluctuations to develop into a national championship-caliber unit...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 2 months ago 1,172 reads 0 comments

  16. Izzo Defends Marcus Smart, Says Twitter Has Brought Players to Tears

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo understands why players are frustrated with fan negativity, particularly with the role of Twitter in today's sports culture...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 2 months ago 1,221 reads 0 comments

  17. Izzo Expects Appling to Miss a 'Couple Weeks'

    We keep hearing that a healthy Michigan State is as good or better than any team in the country. And that's probably true. But with the clock ticking toward Selection Sunday, the Spartans continue to rack up injuries...

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  18. Michigan State Basketball: Why Injuries, Wisconsin Loss Aren't Reasons to Worry

    The basketball gods don't want Michigan State to win a national title. That much is abundantly clear. With a lightning bolt from the Mt...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 6,041 reads 5 comments

  19. Izzo Expects Appling to Miss a 'Couple Weeks'

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  20. Keith Appling Not Dressing vs. Wisconsin

    Michigan State point guard Keith Appling is not dressed and will not play against Wisconsin today, a source told @CBSSports...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 2 months ago 31 reads 0 comments

  21. Michigan State's Keith Appling improving; Tom Izzo talks hoops with Barack Obama

    EAST LANSING — It was just another Friday afternoon at Michigan State for Tom Izzo — chatting about his basketball team with President Barack Obama. .....

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  22. Michigan State Brings the (Adreian) Payne in Blowout of PSU

    EAST LANSING — The loudest ovation of the evening didn't come from a flying slam dunk or perfectly arced three-pointer. It came from the simple act of a player getting off the bench and ripping away his sweat pants after the game's first 3 minutes...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 87 reads 0 comments

  23. Michigan State Basketball: Adreian Payne's Presence Is Critical for Spartans

    If Michigan State was hoping for a dominant, “there’s the old Adreian ” type of performance Thursday night, well, it was most likely disappointed. However, if the No...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 1,040 reads 1 comments

  24. Adreian Payne Returns as No. 9 Michigan State Rolls Past Penn State

    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 ...

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  25. PSU HC: Crowd Went 'Crazy' for Payne's Return

    Chambers on Payne returning: “It was like Willis Reed coming off the bench, the crowd was going crazy.” .....

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