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  1. Izzo challenges Spartans to fix their mess

    Myron Medcalf

    CHICAGO -- Whenever Michigan State is involved in a scrap, its opponent usually leaves the arena with a black eye and bloodied lip. The Spartans, under Tom Izzo, tend to win the war of physicality regardless of the final score. That's their trade...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Michigan State 59, Iowa 56

    Myron Medcalf

    CHICAGO - A quick recap of Michigan State's 59-56 win over Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center on Friday. Overview: The Hawkeyes entered the day with a suspect resume for a team hoping to be included in the NCA...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  3. Journey to the Tourney: Indiana at MSU

    Myron Medcalf

    Not that this matchup needed any more juice, but Derrick Nix ... feel free to make us even more excited for this one. From Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press: "I don't know if it's us as players, I don't know if it's Michigan State, I don't kn...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  4. Mbakwe rises up to lead Gophers past MSU

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Following ninth-ranked Minnesota's 76-63 win over No. 18 Michigan State in Monday's Big Ten opener for both teams, Trevor Mbakwe sat by his locker and exhaled. His left hand rested on his left knee, which is stamped with a four-inch...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. College basketball's opening night wrap-up

    Myron Medcalf

    Finally, college basketball is here. The 2012-13 season kicked off Friday with some great finishes, high drama and even a pair of cancellations. More on those later. Here's a snapshot of the action from Friday night: Connecticut 66, No. 14 Mich...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  6. Summer Shootaround: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason story lines for each conference. For more on the Big Ten, click here. Five offseason story lines in the Big Ten... 1. Nix gets arrested, vows to bounce back: Derric...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Green creates real bond among Spartans

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Before he wiped the floor -- he actually grabbed the sweeper from a ball boy in the final minutes of Michigan State's 65-61 victory over Saint Louis on Sunday at Nationwide Arena to erase a wet spot -- Draymond Green cleaned up the ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  8. Previewing Columbus: Sunday's games

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Taking a look at Sunday's games in Columbus. No. 11 NC State (23-12) vs. No. 3 Georgetown (24-8), 12:15 p.m. ET NC State is an 11-seed and Georgetown is a 3-seed. But Sunday's matchup at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, doe...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  9. Previewing Columbus: Evening games

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The fun continues at Nationwide Arena on Friday night with an appearance by a 1-seed and an 8-9 matchup featuring two squads that play opposing styles. Memphis is fast. St. Louis is slow. Which style will dictate the tempo? Michigan ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  10. How No. 1 will fall: Michigan State

    Myron Medcalf

    The first obstacle for a team facing the Spartans doesn't involve points per possession or field goal percentage defense. It's a toughness issue. The Spartans can bully teams with their brawn. Draymond Green & Co. have embraced Tom Izzo's philosop...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  11. Lessons learned from Indiana's win

    Myron Medcalf

    What if? What if Tom Crean brings this team to the NCAA tournament? What if he can produce this effort beyond the walls of Assembly Hall? Indiana roughed up the Big Ten's bully, Michigan State, on Tuesday night during a 70-55 victory in the not...

    Blog | February 28, 2012