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t one of the most-injured in college basketball last season; with a healthy Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson , it could have won it all. This year will be a different story. There’s just not nearly as much talent on the
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have two years of eligibility. Michigan State opens next season on Nov. 14 at Navy. Coach Tom Izzo is counting on Branden Dawson , Denzel Valentine and Trice to lead the team without Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and Keith Appling.
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him." The Spartans figure to feed Payne early and often again with Keith Appling (15.0 points per game) and Branden Dawson (10.2) still out. Sophomore Denzel Valentine, who has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games
Michigan State beats Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adreian Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship. The
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on Sunday and get some help. Michigan State (23-7, 12-5) was 18-1 and ranked No. 3 in the AP poll before Branden Dawson - one of the Big Ten's top rebounders at 8.6 per game - broke his right hand in frustration during a film session
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Wisconsin closed to within seven points, only to make mistakes on the other end. In one instance, Spartans forward Branden Dawson scored on an easy layup off an inbounds pass with one second on the shot clock. When the teams held their only regular
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opened the Big Ten season by rallying from seven down at halftime for a 79-63 victory at Penn State on Dec. 31. Branden Dawson led the Spartans with 20 points, but he's out with a broken hand. The Nittany Lions (12-10, 3-6) are a
Izzo: Payne making 'significant progress'
The ninth-ranked Spartans are tied for first in the Big Ten with Michigan despite injuries to Payne and forward Branden Dawson . Izzo says the challenge now is for the rest of the team to adjust to having Payne in the lineup again.
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of the most out-of-body turnovers known to mankind, to be honest,'' Izzo said. DeAndre Daniels shut down Branden Dawson , who scored 24 points in Michigan State's Sweet 16 win over top-seeded Virginia. Dawson attempted just three
NCAA power rankings: Postseason reset
Everyone has been waiting for the Spartans to get healthy and it appears that time has arrived. Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson led the way as Michigan State won the Big Ten tournament. Tom Izzo's team could run the table. 14. Syracuse