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Miles Bridges has been cleared to play by the NCAA, allowing him to help No. 2 Michigan State chase championships. Documents in a report showed the star forward may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation involving college basketball corruption. 

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Miles Bridges scored 19 points, Joshua Langford had 16 and No. 2 Michigan State beat Illinois 81-61 on Tuesday night, sealing a share of the Big Ten championship.

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No. 2 Michigan State can seal a share of the Big Ten title by beating Illinois at the Breslin Center, where three seniors will be honored at their last home game.

Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
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Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. 

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had a simple request after his team staged one of the biggest rallies in NCAA history: Try not to make it a 28-point comeback next time. Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and the second-ranked Spartans rallied from 27 down on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.

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Spring has arrived for baseball fans, as pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Florida and Arizona. Fans have a pretty good idea of what spring training means to the major leaguers, but what about the minor leaguers and the teams they’ll play for?


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With smooth moves, a sharp jump shot and an unavoidable 6-foot-11 presence on the floor, Jaren Jackson Jr. has given Michigan State another vast skillset as the lone freshman in an otherwise-all-sophomore starting lineup.

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Lexi Gussert was on a mission from the moment she woke up, focusing on helping Michigan State get revenge. Gussert scored 11 of her 14 points in the first half to help the Spartans build a double-digit lead and they held on to beat No. 21 Michigan 66-61 on Sunday.

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Miles Bridges delivered at a key moment in a big game for Michigan State. Forget about the NBA. This is worth the wait for the talented sophomore. Bridges connected on a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 20 points, helping the fourth-ranked Spartans beat No. 3 Purdue 68-65 on Saturday.

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Once the calendar hits February, avoiding a bad loss can often be as important as earning a big win.

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 Adreian Payne has taken his professional basketball career overseas, signing with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League.

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On a night when Matt McQuaid scored 12 points and made the decisive 3-pointer with 68 seconds left, Michigan State again matched the school's single-game record with 13 blocked shots to hold off the hard-charging Hoosiers 63-60.

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The gymnasts danced like no one was watching , a joyous circle of pink-clad young women celebrating a meet with their teammates. In truth, all eyes seem to be on Michigan State in these troubled days.

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Twenty years ago, the National Hockey League took a multi-week break so that professionals could play in the Olympic Games for the first time ever. This year, though, the league decided to stop giving pros a break so they could play. That decision created opportunities for players who might otherwise never make an Olympic roster.


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Tom Izzo sat Cassius Winston at the beginning of the second half, benching his point guard to send a message. It seemed to work. Miles Bridges had 23 points and Winston scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime and finished with 10 assists, helping No. 5 Michigan State come back from a double-digit deficit to beat Penn State 76-68 on Wednesday night.

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