Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's 2016-17 non-conference basketball is highlighted by known matchups against heavy hitters. There's a meeting with Arizona in Hawaii. There's a game against Kentucky in New York City and a showdown at Duke. There are three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. The rest of the schedule, meanwhile, is nearly done being fleshed out.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The first time Green stepped onto the court for something other than greeting a teammate was early in the fourth quarter with the Americans up, 84-45. That’s how things often went for the former Michigan State star in Rio, for a team that never used a true power forward and employed him as a backup center. But he got his gold medal and his opportunity to represent the United States, things he never would have imagined two years ago.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Green scored two points in the United States' 96-66 win Sunday over Serbia in the men's basketball gold medal game in Rio de Janeiro.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Draymond Green will look to become the third Spartan to win an Olympic Gold Medal in men’s basketball when the USA faces Serbia Sunday (2:45 p.m. ET) in Rio de Janiero. The game will be televised on NBC.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  Michigan State's quartet of freshmen have the potential to be among the best in Tom Izzo's 21 years. Who are they competing with?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This past spring and early summer, college basketball's coaching carousel again spun off its axis, spraying coaches across the country into new jobs. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, 52 Division I head-coaching changes have reshaped the landscape, generating countless assistant coaching moves. At Michigan State, meanwhile, Tom Izzo's staff once again sits undisturbed.
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Men's Basketball ridiculousupside.com —  Standing at 6’7, the athletic Miles Bridges stands as one of the more intriguing incoming freshmen. We take a look at his overall game and if he can lead Michigan State to a new generation.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  With Gavin Schilling and Kenny Goins as the lone returning big men heading into the 2016-17 season, it was clear Michigan State Basketball needed to add some depth in the post. Luckily, UNLV’s Ben Carter was considering a transfer and Tom Izzo jumped at the opportunity to scoop him up.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  All of the offseason talk about Michigan State basketball has been about Miles Bridges and the Spartans’ incoming recruiting class. It’s easy to forget about a player like Eron Harris when the team has such a great recruiting class coming in, but is Harris flying too far under the radar?
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  O’Connor, from Lima, Ohio, and a high school graduating class of fewer than 90, doesn’t accept losing because it almost never happens. “Tyler’s one of those guys who’s good at everything,” tight end Josiah Price said. “I play pickup basketball with him: unbelievable. Play golf with him: unbelievable. Play ping pong, play spike ball, whatever it is. As long as he’s on your team, it doesn’t drive you crazy. ... He’s just one of those guys who’s a natural athlete. He’s just good at whatever he does. He’s good at school. Already graduated and is working on his master’s program.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Construction and skilled trades’ workers are putting in 7-day workweeks preparing the Breslin Student Events Center for the return of students later this month. Phase one of the $50 million renovation project – which focuses on facilities improvements and adding 26,000 square feet of space around the stadium - is about 50% complete, according to Jason VanZee, a construction project manager for Michigan State University.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Alvin Ellis has always been a fringe player for Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo. But in a program that has always had strong leadership, especially by seniors, this will be Ellis’ most important season.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State and Saginaw High star Draymond Green was part of a "celebrity" crowd cheering on Michael Phelps and the United States swimmers during Tuesday's Olympic competition.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Things are quite a bit clearer with the recruits MSU is going after. Players MSU had been looking at have either chosen a school (Tilmon, Williams, Livers) or have cut them from their list (Washington, Goodwin, Wilkes, Green, Young). MSU recently picked up a commitment from 2018 Thomas Kithier (#123) and there were few mentions that he was Izzo’s top target in the 2018 class.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  With the exception of UNLV graduate transfer Ben Carer, and returnees Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid, every scholarship player on Michigan State's 2016-17 roster participated and provided a sneak peak for next season.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green didn’t take long to make an impression on the basketball world. After two years of near anonymity to begin his career, Green has become one of the most unique and polarizing players in the NBA. His story is well documented: Green emerged as an in-state talent from Saginaw, helped Michigan State to two Final Fours, was drafted by the Warriors, and pushed them to win an NBA championship in 2015. Those are some of the peaks.
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Men's Basketball taipans.com —  The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans have signed former Michigan State University standout point guard Travis Trice for the 2016-17 season. It was this Final Four run that first piqued Taipans head coach Aaron Fearne’s interest.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Thomas Kithier took the trip from Macomb to East Lansing on Tuesday, a simple recruiting visit to Michigan State was the only matter of business. Tour around. Watch some practice. Talk to coaches. The norm. Looking around, though, Kithier realized that he was where he wanted to be.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  As the final seconds ticked away on the 14th Moneyball Pro-Am championship, Miles Bridges tried twice at a crowd-pleasing through the legs dunk, making the second one. That’s what fans came to see all summer. The McDonald’s All-American and incoming Michigan State freshman treated them to his high-wire act week after week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Izzo said, despite everything that has happened to the power forward, he still remains in Green’s corner and will help in times of need. “One of the best kids I’ve ever coached,” Izzo said. “The guy would take a bullet for me tomorrow, and I would do the same for him.”
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