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  1. Michigan State has grit that Iowa lacks

    Myron Medcalf

    They just have something that's difficult to explain. These incomplete, oft-injured, Big Ten-contending, won't-go-away-even-on-the-road No. 7 Michigan State Spartans. Somehow, they knocked off No. 15 Iowa in Iowa City on Tuesday during a brutal Bi...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  2. Five Things: Michigan State-Kentucky

    Myron Medcalf

    Wow. No. 2 Michigan State upset No. 1 Kentucky 78-74 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday in Chicago. The second-ranked squad has won seven of the past eight meetings between No. 1 and No. 2 squads, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Here a...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  3. The state of the Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    In recent years, the Big Ten has boasted an assembly of athletes who have boosted the league to the top of college basketball's conference rankings. Players who could've turned pro returned and granted the league a lineup of experienced ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Path to the Draft: No. 16 Michigan State

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  5. Appreciating the beauty that is college basketball - college bask...

    Myron Medcalf

    Uncertainty. Competitiveness. Passion. Despite what critics say, college basketball has it all, so let's appreciate its greatness -- and its flaws.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Five observations from Saturday late games

    Myron Medcalf

    Five observations from Saturday's evening games: 1. Hinkle Magic is real. It had to end this way. We'd been spoiled with a wonderful day of college basketball -- treated to so many thrilling matchups that it was hard to keep up. Nevertheless, e...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Best and worst of the 2012 Tip-Off Marathon

    Myron Medcalf

    Before handing out my superlatives, let's dive right into what I think would be the 2012 All-Marathon Team: G Michigan State's Keith Appling: 19 points in Michigan State's 67-64 win over Kansas G Gonzaga's Gary Bell Jr.: 15 points in Gonzaga's 84...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Six bold Sweet 16 predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    Let's try this again. My first set of "bold" predictions didn't exactly last through the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. But I'm not alone. How many reconfigured their brackets after the Fab Melo news developed? Missouri losing to Norfolk...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Rapid Reax: Michigan St. 65, St. Louis 61

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Instant analysis of Michigan State's 65-61 win over Saint Louis. Overview: This matchup featured two of the top coaches in the game. Rick Majerus and Tom Izzo were at their best Sunday, when the Spartans earned a victory over ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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