But before he could slam the ball through the hoop, Dawson was fouled and landed hard on the court.
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook says he has “unfinished business” that he would like to take care of and indicated he plans to be back with the Spartans as a senior.
Mark Hollis said he is not sure whether the playoffs should be expanded, while Mark Dantonio initially said, “Absolutely,” to the idea.
Michigan State football fans have a chance to join the team on their trip to the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Left out of the four-team playoff, Big 12 co-champion Baylor gets to stay close to home to play in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day to play Big Ten team Michigan State.
The tournament has been traditionally held at a rotating site, splitting time between Chicago’s United Center and Indianapolis’ Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
The Spartans never trailed, built a 34-point halftime advantage and snapped a two-game losing streak against Kansas and Notre Dame.
Denzel Valentine finished with 22 points and Branden Dawson had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Michigan State (5-3).
Showcasing MSU’s cutting edge facilities and top notch faculty, staff and students — the university gave a preview of a new commercial on its Facebook page Wednesday set to air during men’s basketball.
The All-Big Ten teams voted on by conference coaches include nine Spartans and two Wolverines.