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Head coach Tom Izzo and Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans talk.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Michigan State Surges In Second Half Past The Citadel 82-56

Travis Trice contributed 11 of Michigan State’s 23 assists as the winners shot 60.4 percent from the field.

97.1 The Ticket–12/24/2014

Steve Vasturia #32 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish battles for a loose ball against Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans during the first half of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Purcell Pavilion on December 3, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Spartans Fall To Irish In OT

Denzel Valentine finished with 22 points and Branden Dawson had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Michigan State (5-3).

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2014

MSU's Gary Harris. (File Photo/Gregory Shamus)

Spartans Push Past Illinois 78-62

Gary Harris scored 23 points and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Michigan State past Illinois 78-62 on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–01/18/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans grabs a first half rebound next to Maurice Walker #15 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on January 11, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No. 5 Michigan State Beats Minnesota 87-75 In OT

The Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) scored 15 straight points while holding the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2) scoreless for nearly 8 minutes after trailing 53-43 with 15:57 left.

97.1 The Ticket–01/11/2014

Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a basket. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

No. 5 Michigan State Beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68

Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime …

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2014

Keith Appling #11 and Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans battle for the rebound against Devin Davis #15 of the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 4, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Spartans Roll Over Hoosiers 73-56

Harris had 17 points in the first half for the Spartans (13-1, 2-0 Big Ten) and he had a 5-point play midway through the second half.

01/04/2014

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans congratulates Keith Appling #11 as he leaves the floor. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) FILE

No. 5 Michigan State Routs New Orleans 101 – 48

Keith Appling scored 16 of his career-high tying 27 points in the first half to help Michigan State pull away and rout New Orleans 101-48 Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–12/28/2013

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans grabs one of his seven rebounds during the second half of a game against North Florida at Breslin Center on December 17, 2013, in East Lansing, Michigan. Payne led the Spartans (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Spartans Play Host To New Orleans

Payne scored a career-high 33 points while hitting 10 of 13 from the field and 11 of 12 free throws as the Spartans used a second-half surge to win 92-78 at Texas last Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–12/28/2013

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Taco Bell Reverses, Keeps Taco Giveaway For MSU Basketball Fans

It’s a relief for hungry college students in East Lansing.

CBS Detroit–11/20/2013

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts as he coaches. (File Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Empty Seats At MSU Game Irks Izzo A Bit

Attendance is down overall in most sports. Do you go to games as much as you used to. Why or why not. Does it boil down to cost or a teams’ winning ways?

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2013

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