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Draymond Green - MSU (Getty Images File Photo)

No. 11 MSU Takes On No. 3 Ohio State

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has been through this all before. Big weekend in the Big Ten. Big game against a big opponent.

97.1 The Ticket–02/11/2012

Draymond Green - MSU (2011 File Photo/Getty Images)

Fighting Illini 42, Spartans 41

It came down to the final shot but the Michigan State Spartans fail to connect and lose to the Fighting Illini of Illinois 42-41 on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2012

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MSU And UM Go Head To Head In Ann Arbor Tuesday

The Wolverines are patient on offense, content to spread the floor and look for outside shots or an occasional cut to the basket. The Spartans, as always, rely on defense and especially rebounding.

97.1 The Ticket–01/16/2012

Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State Spartans attempts to control the ball in this file photo. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Northwestern 81, MSU 74

The Michigan State Spartans end their 15-game winning streak in less than stellar fashion losing to the Northwestern Wildcats 81-74 on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–01/14/2012

Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State vs Iowa (File Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Spartans Crush Hawkeyes 95-61

The Michigan State Spartans make it 15 in a row beating the Iowa Hawkeyes 95-61 on Tuesday night at Breslin arena.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2012

Draymond Green - MSU grabs a rebound. (File photo/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spartans Get 14th Straight Win, Defeat Badgers 63-60

The Michigan State Spartans make it 14 in a row with an overtime win against the Wisconsin Badgers 63-60 on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2012

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Derrick Nix #25. (File Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

MSU’s Nix Becoming A Key Figure Off The Bench

Derrick Nix and the 19th-ranked Spartans will go for their 10th straight victory overall and 62nd in a row at home over an unranked, non-conference opponent when they host UMKC on Monday night.

97.1 The Ticket–12/19/2011

Draymond Green - MSU grabs a rebound. (File photo/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spartans Upset Gonzaga 74-67

Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote was on hand to watch the Spartans handle a hostile crowd and send Gonzaga to only its seventh loss at its campus gym since 2004.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2011

Austin Thornton of the Michigan State Spartans (Getty Images File Photo)

Spartans 69, Arkansas Trojans 47

The Spartans get a confidence booster beating the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans 69-47 Sunday at Breslin Arena.

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2011

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Matt Dery’s Random Thoughts: Lions’ Get Backup Punter

Jahvid Best once again missed practice today and will not play Sunday in order to make room on the roster for Malone. Tackle Jason Fox was placed on injured reserve after reaggravating a knee injury yesterday at practice.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2011