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  1. Michigan State's defense prevailed in Sweet 16 battle with Virgin...

    Dana O'Neil

    Virginia's defense was the talk of the town before Friday's game, but Michigan State proved it can win by locking teams down.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2014
  2. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  3. 2013 NCAA tournament - Duke beat Michigan State with toughness on...

    Dana O'Neil

    The public perception is that Duke lacks some toughness, but against Michigan State in the Sweet 16, the Blue Devils trashed that narrative, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  4. Elite freshmen will be featured at the Champions Classic in Atlan...

    Dana O'Neil

    When Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky all take center stage at the Champions Classic, elite freshmen will be featured. As Dana O'Neil writes, it's another reason why we should honor Jan. 8, 1972.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  5. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  6. Love affair with Michigan State Spartans started early for Draymo...

    Dana O'Neil

    Draymond Green's love affair with Michigan State started when he was 2 years old. But his road to East Lansing wasn't always an easy one.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  7. In The Know -- Champ Week, underrated teams, mascots and more -- ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Champ Week, underrated teams and mascots are in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  8. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski sets wins record, but the number doesn't d...

    Dana O'Neil

    It was all about No. 903 on the night of Duke's victory over Michigan State, but Mike Krzyzewski's career is so much more than numbers.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  9. UNC beats Michigan State on Carrier Classic's grand stage -- coll...

    Dana O'Neil

    After an unprecedented event like the Carrier Classic, the final score was almost a footnote. The military men and women in the stands -- and the jerseys that honored them -- were the stars of the show.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  10. A look at life on the USS Carl Vinson, site of the Carrier Classi...

    Dana O'Neil

    For the teams and a select number of lucky fans, the Carrier Classic will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. But what about the men and women who live on the USS Carl Vinson? What do they make of the whole thing?

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  11. Top 25 things to look forward to this season - college basketball...

    Dana O'Neil

    With just a few more days left to ponder what might be, Dana O'Neil breaks down the top 25 things that she's looking forward to this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  12. Grading ESPN.com's preseason top 25 college basketball rankings

    Dana O'Neil

    It's time to hand out report cards for ESPN.com's preseason top 25.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  13. Dana O'Neil: Questions that need answering before college basketb...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball practice officially begins today. With a new season looming, here are the answers to some of more pressing questions in the game.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  14. NCAA tournament: Butler Bulldogs make national title game their w...

    Dana O'Neil

    Butler stopped Michigan State in the national semifinals with grit and tough defense. In other words, the Butler way.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2010
  15. Dana O'Neil: Payback or no, Spartans get third shot at UNC

    Dana O'Neil

    A chance at payback? A chance for revenge? Tom Izzo isn't having any of it. As Michigan State gets set to take on UNC for the third time in a year, he's just happy the Spartans have another shot on the national stage.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  16. Final Four: Bird and Magic recall a magical night

    Dana O'Neil

    DETROIT -- The game is remembered as the one that changed the complexion of college basketball, but one of the lead actors in the epic 1979 national championship game between Michigan State and Indiana State thinks history might have been twisted had...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009