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Nick Ward had 22 points and 14 rebounds , and No. 2 Michigan State rolled to a 111-61 victory over Cleveland State on Friday night, the third straight game for the Spartans with over 100 points.

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A broken pipe sent water pouring from the ceiling near an entrance to Michigan State University's Breslin Center basketball arena.

Current Sports | December 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
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Villanova was No. 1 for the second straight week, receiving 45 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel. Michigan State stayed at No. 2 and received 15 first-place votes, with Arizona State getting the final five first-place votes to match its highest ranking as a program.

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Detroit's new downtown sports venue — where empty seats at Red Wings and Pistons games have limited the buzz so far — was a pulsating home for a college basketball doubleheader Saturday, and No. 2 Michigan State capped the all-local event with an 86-73 victory over upset-minded Oakland.

Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
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Villanova's unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 , while Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year coach Bobby Hurley.

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Cassius Winston sprinted up the sideline, called for the ball and 

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Tom Izzo is usually hard to please, consistently finding fault with his teams following victories. After No. 3 Michigan State beat No. 5 Notre Dame 81-63 on Thursday night, he looked and sounded uncharacteristically happy after a game. 

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Miles Bridges scored 20 points before limping off the court after injuring his left ankle , casting a pall over No. 2 Michigan State as it beat Stony Brook 93-71 on Sunday night.

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Michigan State's Miles Bridges has everyone's attention. The 6-foot-7 sophomore headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team as the leading vote-getter by a wide margin for the five-player squad. 

Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
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The Gilbert Pavilion, which is the expansion to the Breslin Center, was dedicated on Friday night.

 


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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. WKAR reporter Scott Pohl was a public announcer at the games for years. He talked about the coach's toughness, humor and how he personally connected with him. 


Current Sports host Al Martin remembered legendary Michigan State University coach Jud Heathcote, who passed away at the age of 90 on Monday night. 


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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.  


Current Sports | August 2, 2017

Aug 2, 2017
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