Men's Basketball freep.com —  They've been pals since seventh grade, from different states but the same AAU basketball teams, and Branden Dawson and Travis Trice both committed to play at Michigan State on Aug. 4, 2010.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  East Lansing — Aug. 4, 2010 — a day of celebration around the Michigan State basketball program. Coming off two straight Final Four appearances and aspirations for another, the Spartans had just landed their top targeted recruit for the 2011 class — five-star forward Branden Dawson from Lew Wallace High in Gary, Indiana.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  In the final week of the regular season, Michigan State and Purdue will meet for the first time this year. The Spartans lead the Big Ten in 3-point field-goal pct. defense in conference games, just ahead of the Boilermakers, whereas Purdue leads in field-goal pct. defense, just ahead of Michigan State.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "Wait until you see this kid I recruited, (Isaac) Haas, you're going to go, 'What the hell is that?'" MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo said of Purdue's 7-foot-2, 297-pound freshman center. "I mean, he looks like the guy that fought Rocky (in 'Rocky IV'). He looks just like him. He's built; there's no fat. Good-looking kid. … He's a load in there, he really is."
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Men's Basketball videos.mlive.com —  Travis Trice discusses his personal growth and his favorite games and moments at the Breslin Center ahead of his senior night game on Wednesday against Purdue.


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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For all the concerns about the Michigan State defense -- the loss of coordinator Pat Narduzzi, the departure of half last season's starting secondary -- there's at least one area the Spartans are further ahead than a season ago. Right in the middle, at the "Mike" linebacker position where rising junior Riley Bullough has been coming on strong.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  After two consecutive losses, the need for the Michigan State Spartans (19-10, 9-6 in Big Ten) to close out the season with convincing wins is increasing. The Spartans will have two more chances, the first being Wednesday night when they host the Purdue Boilermakers (19-10, 11-5 in Big Ten).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After the Spartans returned from Wisconsin on Sunday night, forward Branden Dawson held two meetings as he begins to move on from a tough two-game stretch and look forward to the final throes of his Michigan State career.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  It's come down to this: the last week of the regular season, and nearly everything of consequence has yet to be decided. Michigan State heads into its final two games with its NCAA destiny not yet secured. It could still be in any of six spots in next week's Big Ten tournament. And the final Breslin Center stories of its two seniors have yet to be written.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Branden Dawson has apologized to his teammates and had a lengthy discussion with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo — not their first one, for the record — and now it's very simple for Dawson and the Spartans. "The past two games I didn't play well, I know that and accept that, and I just have to play better," Dawson said after Izzo brought him off the bench Sunday at Wisconsin and he had four points and two rebounds in a 68-61 loss.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  For the first time in over a month, MSU was simply overmatched in a 68-61 loss in Madison. MSU (19-10 overall, 10-6 Big Ten) head coach coach Tom Izzo had nothing but praise for Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky following the defeat. The Naismith College Player of the Year candidate was unguardable, pulling out a bag of tricks that even his own head coach Bo Ryan said he hadn’t seen before.
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Men's Basketball videos.mlive.com —  Muskegon's Deyonta Davis, a Michigan State signee and McDonald's All-American, is averaging 7 blocks per game this season. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo and Muskegon coach Keith Guy talk about how he stands out among the rest.


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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Recap of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Preview of Senior Night vs Purdue.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is on just its second two-game losing streak of the season. Bot those back-to-back losses may not have hurt the Spartans much in the NCAA tournament picture. Most of the major bracketologists in their Monday updates list the Spartans as between a 7 and a 9 seed in their 68-team field projections. That's in line with where they were projected last week, before losses to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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