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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

Emmy Andujar #13 of the Manhattan Jaspers drives to the basket against the Buffalo Bulls during the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at Barclays Center on December 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Manhattan Forward Emmy Andujar

Andujar is a 6’6”, 205-pound point forward. He can handle the ball like a guard and draw bigger defenders out of the lane.

03/11/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bids And Wichita’s Perfection

In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.

03/10/2014

Head coach Jimmy Patsos of Siena (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Transfers Find Second Home In The MAAC

Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.

03/10/2014

Head coach Steve Masiello and Donovan Kates #33 of the Manhattan Jaspers (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Five Things: Iona And Manhattan To Play For MAAC Title

Iona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.

03/10/2014

Naadir Tharpe #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kansas Guard Naadir Tharpe

The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.

03/04/2014

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 In Hilarious Ladder Commercial: ‘I Feel Like Dancing!’ – And Then He Does

Tom Izzo might add another item to his resume this season – Ladder Salesman of the Year.

CBS Detroit–02/26/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans makes a first half pass around Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats Michigan St 79-70 For League Lead

Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70 on Sunday to take over first place in the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–02/23/2014

Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

No. 21 Wisconsin Beats No. 15 Michigan 75-62

The Wolverines (18-7, 10-3 Big Ten) cut an 18-point deficit to three in the second half, but Kaminsky personally went on a 7-2 run after that, helping Wisconsin regain control.

97.1 The Ticket–02/16/2014

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