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Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Young Basketball Fan’s Memorial Set For Next Week

The family of an 8-year-old girl who befriended Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne is asking that people attending her memorial service next week wear bright colors and smiles in celebration of her life.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Honors Memory Of Lacey Holsworth, Talks Of Inspiration In Face Of Adversity

Tom Izzo was among those who honored Lacey’s memory during a rally on the MSU campus following her death Tuesday from cancer.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne Honored For Remarkable Friendship With Lacey Holsworth

The crowd stood to applaud Payne, who spoke softly in accepting the award, saying he nearly didn’t travel to Los Angeles after the girl’s death but was encouraged to by her father.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Head coach Tom Izzo looks on from the bench during the second half while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 79-70. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo Speaks At Vigil On Campus For ‘Princess Lacey’ [VIDEO]

“This little tiny girl, she wasn’t that big,” Izzo said. “She wasn’t that strong. But she sure was powerful, wasn’t she?”

97.1 The Ticket–04/11/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State Holds Vigil For Lacey Holsworth, Adreian Payne’s ‘Princess Sidekick’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo addressed crowd, describing Lacey’s strength in her final days.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lacey Holsworth Memorial Service Set For April 17

A memorial service will be held next week for an 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne.

97.1 The Ticket–04/09/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06:  Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Spartans Remember 8-Year-Old Lacey Holsworth

For Branden Dawson, 144 characters would not be enough to express his feelings about the young girl.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lacey Holsworth, Best Friends With MSU’s Adreian Payne, Dies

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old who battled cancer and became friends with Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, has died.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014

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Michigan, Michigan State NCAA Final Was So Close [BLOG]

Now that the national champion has been crowned, let’s all take a collective sigh of relief.

97.1 The Ticket–04/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Matt Costello #10 during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

FINALS WATCH: A Tough Trip To Big D For Izzo

So, Tom Izzo, how does it feel being at the Final Four this year?

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2014

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Spartans Defeat Wolverines To Capture Big Ten Title

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