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  1. Battle carries Penn State to Big Ten finals

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When the last of the four bombs dropped, Talor Battle backpedaled, looked briefly into the stands and laughed. He was on fire. In a span of 155 seconds, the Penn State guard had blitzed Michigan State with four successive 3-pointer...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  2. Rapid Reaction: Penn St. 61, Michigan St. 48

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State took a giant step toward its first NCAA tournament bid in 10 years with a surprisingly easy, 61-48 victory over flat Michigan State. The sixth-seeded Nittany Lions have won four straight games to seemingly push off the bubb...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  3. A special time for Michigan State

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's that time again in college basketball. Izzo Time. Time for the Michigan State Spartans to shed their worries, to play at a dramatically different level, to become the most stubborn out in the postseason. Time for big shots ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  4. Rapid Reaction: Michigan St. 74, Purdue 56

    Pat Forde

    Unsinkable Michigan State undoubtedly punched its Big Dance ticket with an upset romp over second-seeded Purdue, 74-56. The season-long underachievers once again appear to be peaking at the right time, leading from the start. The Boilermakers were...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  5. Big Ten tournament preview

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three things I can't wait to see in Northwestern-Ohio State: Can Michael Thompson continue his roll? The spunky little Northwestern guard set a Big Ten tournament scoring record with 35 points against Minnesota Thursday. Theoretic...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  6. Spartans' Summers warms up at right time

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Izzo sent in a sub for Durrell Summers with 15 minutes, 21 seconds left in the game Thursday. When Summers reached the Michigan State sideline, he looked longingly for a chair at the end of the bench. No vacancy. He was going t...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  7. Video: Michigan State's Kalin Lucas

    Pat Forde

    Kalin Lucas talks about his injured ankle and Michigan State's win over Iowa....

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Michigan State 66, Iowa 61

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- With its NCAA tournament bid hanging in the balance, Michigan State rallied from a seven-point deficit midway through the second half and then held on in the final minutes to beat Iowa 66-61.The Spartans overcame a second-half right l...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  9. Championship Week: Big Ten basketball tournament primer

    Pat Forde

    There is dominance at the top, drama in the middle and desperation at the bottom as the Big Ten tournament gets underway.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  10. Pat Forde: Breaking down the top college basketball teams for 201...

    Pat Forde

    Pat Forde breaks down his 10 top contenders for 2010-11, plus another baker's dozen that could make some major noise.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  11. NCAA tournament: Green provides boost and brains off bench for Sp...

    Pat Forde

    Draymond Green is well-schooled -- he has his mother to thank for that. The Michigan State sophomore gives the Spartans a healthy boost off the bench.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  12. NCAA tournament: Need a Final Four rooting interest? Use Pat Ford...

    Pat Forde

    Ditch those office-pool allegiances and make a quantified, objective choice on who to root for this weekend in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  13. NCAA tournament: Perfectly flawed Spartans find a way back to the...

    Pat Forde

    It's hard to explain how a Michigan State team that seemed dysfunctional early in the season and is currently riddled by injuries made its way back to the Final Four. But Tom Izzo's teams seem to defy explanation this time of year. They just find a way to win.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2010
  14. NCAA tournament: Tennessee hopes to interrupt Michigan State's ri...

    Pat Forde

    It's become an annual rite of spring, seeing Michigan State playing for a Final Four berth. While the Spartans aim for familiar territory, Tennessee aims for history.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  15. Final: Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Quick thoughts from Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52. Tom Izzo does it again. Finds a way without leading scorer Kalin Lucas. Crashes another regional final. Amazing. And with that, the Panthers' run is done. But they gave ev...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  16. Halftime: Northern Iowa 29, Michigan State 22

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Quick thoughts from halftime: The pace is perfect for Northern Iowa. The Panthers have only been hurt in transition a couple of times by the Spartans' vaunted running game and are doing a great job rushing back to play defense. Of co...

    Blog | March 26, 2010