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ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 01:  Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio celebrates after the game winning extra point against the Baylor Bears during the second half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on January 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Dantonio On Rivalry With Michigan: ‘It Is As It Is’

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has never shied away from fanning the rivalry flames between Michigan State and Michigan.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans is fouled by Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the Championship game of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 6 Wisconsin Rallies To Beat Michigan State 80-69 In OT

Michigan State led 57-46 after going on a 17-5 run midway through the second half, only to have Wisconsin come back.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 14: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Maryland Terrapins during the semifinal round of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 14, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Maryland 62-58. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spartans Rally Past Maryland, 62-58, To Reach Big Ten Championship Game

Travis Trice scored 20 points as Michigan State rallied to beat No. 8 Maryland, 62-58, on Saturday in the Big Ten semifinals.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 13: Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans is pressured by Sam Thompson #12 and Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the quarterfinal round of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Ohio State 76-67. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State Beats Ohio State, 76-67, To Advance To Big Ten Semifinals

Travis Trice scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as the Spartans (22-10) advanced to the Big Ten semifinals for the fifth straight year.

97.1 The Ticket–03/13/2015

John Beilein the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines gives instructions to his team during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on February 8, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dawkins Scores 31, Michigan Beats Rutgers, 79-69

The Wolverines (15-15, 8-10 Big Ten) finished a disappointing regular season on a positive note, winning for only the second time in their last nine games.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2015

Denzel Valentine. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State Holds Off Indiana’s Late Rally, 74-72

The Spartans (21-10, 11-6) have won two straight and six of eight as they try to earn the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2015

MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 03: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after drawing the foul during the second half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Kohl Center on February 03, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

No. 6 Wisconsin Wins Big 10 Title By Beating Minnesota 76-63

Wisconsin wasn’t about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2015

Travis Trice. FILE (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

No. 5 Wisconsin Beats Michigan State 68-61

No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

97.1 The Ticket–03/01/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines shouts to his players against the Kentucky Wildcats during the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 14 Maryland Beats Michigan, 66-56, For 5th Straight Win

The Wolverines went 19 for 52 from the floor, including 5 for 21 beyond the arc, in losing for the sixth time in seven games.

97.1 The Ticket–02/28/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 01:  Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans throws before a game against the Baylor Bears during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on January 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Scout.com Ranks MSU Vs. Oregon Second-Best Non-Conference Game

Last season, Michigan State lost to two teams: Oregon and Ohio State, who matched up against one another in the national championship game.

97.1 The Ticket–02/27/2015

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