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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. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lacey Holsworth, Best Friends With MSU’s Adreian Payne, Dies

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old who battled cancer and became friends with Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, has died.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts after a basket in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Adreian Payne Shows Out In Dunk Contest And Has A Better Celebration [VIDEO]

Michigan State’s Adriean Payne participated in the college dunk contest on Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2014

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. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bilas On Board With Sweetest Story Of NCAA Tourney

The sweetest tale emerging from this year’s NCAA tournament already included big-hearted Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and an 8-year-old fan battling cancer known as “Princess Lacey” to her Twitter followers – and now ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is aboard.

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2014

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. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bilas On Board With Sweetest Story Of NCAA Tourney

The sweetest tale emerging from this year’s NCAA tournament already included big-hearted Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and an 8-year-old fan battling cancer known as “Princess Lacey” to her Twitter followers — and now ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is aboard.

97.1 The Ticket–03/21/2014

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

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