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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)

Mich State’s Payne Treats A Little Girl As Sister

Adreian Payne’s infectious, boyish personality attracts kids. The children of Michigan State’s basketball coaches point to Payne as a favorite.

97.1 The Ticket–03/18/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16:  Tom Izzo and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines  during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Narduzzi Says Michigan’s Wins Over MSU Were Flukes; Is He Right? [BLOG]

When Michigan State soundly defeated Michigan in the finale of the Big Ten tournament Sunday, the “I told you so” party started immediately.

CBS Detroit–03/17/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: The Michigan State Spartans celebrate after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

MSU Whiners Get Last Laugh [BLOG]

I was wrong…again!

97.1 The Ticket–03/17/2014

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Leach’s Lists: 2014 NCAA Bracket To Win Your Office Pool And Impress Your Friends

The madness has officially begun! Just watch the NCAA Tournament promo and tell me you are not unbelievably fired up for one of the greatest times of the year to be a sports fan.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2014

Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans pulls down a rebound against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan St. Routs Michigan 69-55 For Big Ten Tournament Title

Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris and Branden Dawson added 15 each to lead No. 22 Michigan State to its second Big Ten tournament title in three years with a 69-55 upset of No. 8 Michigan on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2014

UM's Trey Burke and MSU's Gary Harris. (Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)

Michigan And Michigan State Go Head-To-Head For Big Ten Title

The Spartans and the Wolverines won their semi-final games to advance to the Big Ten Title game Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2014

Adreian Payne #5 and Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans . (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE

Michigan State Advances To Big Ten Final Game

Adreian Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2014

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Branden Dawson #22 during game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dawson, No. 22 Spartans top Northwestern 67-51

Branden Dawson had 16 points and Gary Harris added 13 points to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 10: Hot dogs are heated on January 10, 2013 in New York City. A new London-based study by the The Institution of Mechanical Engineers found that as much as half of the food produced in the world ends up going to waste. The study found that irresponsible retailer and consumer behavior contributed to 1.2 billion to two billion of the four billion metric tons of food produced globally that goes uneaten. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Selling Hot Dogs With Cheetos On Them

The dog that takes the cake for me is the Wisconsin dog which feature cheddar chesse sauce (amazing), pepper jack, provolone, CHEETOS and pepper relish. WOW, now that’s a dog!

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes steals the ball away from Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With the steal Craft became the all-time leader in steals in the Big Ten Conference. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo Says MSU Needs Go-To Guy, Still Believes Appling Is That Guy

Injury and adjustment issues aside, with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments imminent, the Spartans need Keith Appling more than ever.

CBS Detroit–03/12/2014

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Spartans Defeat Wolverines To Capture Big Ten Title

The Michigan State Spartans hold the winner’s trophy after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament,

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