INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 18: Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots the ball during the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 18, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Okafor Leads No. 4 Duke Past No. 19 Spartans 81-71

Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday’s State Farm Champions Classic.

97.1 The Ticket–11/18/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio On Playoff: ‘I Would Love To See A Big Ten Team Play In There’

Only weeks removed from the defeat by Ohio State, Dantonio said he would want the Buckeyes to be included if the Spartans were not.

CBS Detroit–11/18/2014

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New Red Wings Arena To Host 2018 First and Second Round NCAA Basketball Tournament Games

The NCAA revealed its schedule for upcoming Men’s Basketball Tournament dates and the locations for each round saying that the new arena will host First and Second Round games in 2018.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 15, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  The Spartans won 37-15.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

No. 12 Michigan State Beats Maryland, 37-15

Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, and Michigan State received a strong performance from its defense in a 37-15 victory Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Can’t Afford A Let Down In Maryland

Last week’s 49-37 defeat essentially dropped the Spartans (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) out of the college playoff picture, now it’s up to coach Mark Dantonio to make sure one loss doesn’t lead to another.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2014

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11:  In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina tip off the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. The Carrier Classic is a celebration of Veterans Day. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

In Advance Of 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor, MSU Hoops Will Play In Hawaii In 2016

Michigan State will play Arizona, and Kansas will play Indiana.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2014

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Mateen Cleaves Giving Back Again [BLOG]

One thing you can say about former MSU star Mateen Cleaves is that he never forgets where he came from.

97.1 The Ticket–11/13/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio: ‘Things Happen Good For You If You Win The Next Game’

Michigan State’s chances to make the playoff appear to be miniscule, but Dantonio says the Spartans still have plenty to play for.

CBS Detroit–11/11/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Michigan State Spartans mascot Sparty waits to take the field before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Spartans Dealing With Disappointment After Loss

It had been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like this.

97.1 The Ticket–11/10/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: A group of Ohio State Buckeyes defenders tackle Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Former Spartan Kyler Elsworth Blasts Michigan State Student Section

Michigan State trailed by one touchdown at halftime, but Ohio State led, 42-24, by the start of the fourth quarter.

CBS Detroit–11/09/2014

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