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After the MSU men's basketball win over Southern Utah on Saturday night, head coach Tom Izzo spoke to the media about the criticism that he received concerning sophomore forward Nick Ward. Izzo was scrutinized for his benching of Ward after Tuesday's Big Ten win over Rutgers, in which Ward only played 11 minutes in the 10 point win. 

Current Sports | November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
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MSU Men's Basketball; Tom Izzo vs. Duke; Champions Classic; Miles Bridges; Breaking Down Basketball; UCLA Basketball Players.


Current Sports | October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

Big Ten Basketball; Rick Pitino Fired; Louisville Men's Basketball; College Basketball Scandals; Detroit Pistons; Miles Bridges.

MSU Athletics

  The Michigan State athletic department will pay tribute to former men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote in multiple ways in the near future and throughout the 2017-18 season. The men's basketball team will wear a patch honoring Heathcote throughout the upcoming year. The final design of the patch will be revealed at a later date.  

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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


Harris leads Spartans to third straight win

Dec 10, 2016
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Senior guard Eron Harris tallied 20 points for the MSU men's basketball team in a win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon, 71 to 63 the final. Freshman Joshua Langford and Nick Ward followed the lead of Harris, each chipping in 10 points in the third straight victory for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Matt McQuaid sat out due to a head injury suffered in practice this week. 

Current Sports | 12/9/16 | #839

Dec 9, 2016
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NBA Records, Russell Westbrook, MSU Men's Basketball, Tom Izzo, DeShaun Tate, Current Sports Production Assistants and Reflection Friday.


Denzel Valentine Q & A at Basketball Camp

Jul 27, 2016
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WKAR's Al Martin chats with former MSU hoop star Denzel Valentine at his first annual basketball camp at "Aim High" in Dimondale, MI.

Spartans Edge Maryland for Date in Big Ten Tourney Ship

Mar 12, 2016
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The No. 2 Michigan State men's basketball team was able to squeak out a close win on Saturday over the No. 18 Maryland Terrapins in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tourney in Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

Matt Costello Shines Bright at Breslin

Jan 24, 2016
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The No.11 Michigan State men's basketball team were able to pull away late at home against Maryland to win 74-65, ending a three-game skid.  

Current Sports | 1/5/16 | #609

Jan 11, 2016

The Lansing Community College Men's Basketball team continues to roll as the number one team in D2 hoops. Al Martin invites Mike Ingram, head coach of the team, to talk about the team's win over Jackson last night. We also dive into the future of Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Detroit Lions, and whether or not the Lions will/should keep him for another season

Nostalgia at the Breslin Center

Dec 12, 2015
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The 2000 MSU national championship men's basketball team was honored at halftime of Saturday's game between the Spartans and Florida Gators. Bryn Forbes had 12 points and six rebounds and fellow senior Denzel Valentine added 17 points, helping the No. 1 Spartans beat Florida 58-52, moving the team to 11-0 on the year. 

D’Mitrik Trice charts his own basketball path

Dec 8, 2015

The Trice family seems to be more familiar with unfamiliar paths that lead to success. Travis Trice Jr., Michigan State alum and recent New York Knicks signee, proved to his little brother, D’Mitrik, you can get to where you’re going no matter the path it entails.

D’Mitrik, or Meech as his family calls him, attended Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio to play basketball under his father, Travis Trice Sr.

Spartans Nip Owls in Season Opener

Nov 14, 2015
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The MSU men's basketball team topped Florida Atlantic University at the Breslin Center in Friday night's season opener. This marked the 31st consecutive season opening win for the Spartans, 18-3 under head coach Tom Izzo. 

Current Sports #435 | March 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015

  It is that time of year, and "Current Sports" is here to give you all that you need to know regarding day one of the Round of 64. Al Martin provides analysis and updates on the Notre Dame-Northeastern and UAB-Iowa State duels. Also, what is the big problem with the NCAA's "harsh" punishment of Syracuse? Finally, tune in for a preview of this week's Current Sports TV interview with Al Martin and author of "Tony Zale: The Man of Steel," Thad Zale. 


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