According to reports Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke is opting to enter the NBA draft.
The Wolverines will open the NCAA tournament against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Thursday in Auburn Hills.
The Spartans trailed for most of the game but Michigan State rallied in the final minutes to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 59-56 on Friday night.
One of the most exhilarating Big Ten races in recent memory will finally end – in a most appropriate way.
Appling shook off a sprained right ankle in the first half and finished with 20 points to help the 15th-ranked Spartans pull away to beat Oakland 70-52 Friday night.
Tim Hardaway Jr. brought the ball up the court, then dribbled between his legs and headed to the left. Then he flashed back to his right, rose up and knocked down a midrange jumper.
Keith Appling scored 22 points while Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine made key contributions to help slow-starting Michigan State rally twice to beat Boise State 74-70 on Tuesday night.
Gary Harris scored 19 points, including 14 in a lopsided first half, to lead No. 21 Michigan State past Texas Southern 69-41 on Sunday.
Some criticized Tom Izzo’s penchant for tough scheduling after Michigan State’s disappointing loss in its opener. The benefits surfaced just four days later.
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