Men's Basketball freep.com —  Of the losses in Travis Trice's Michigan State career, last season's 80-75 home defeat against Michigan ranks high on the regret scale. "That's up there," the senior guard said. And last season's 69-55 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament final is "one of the top ones" he has experienced.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Tom Izzo rarely hides his emotions. That includes his feelings about Michigan State's biggest rival. "I don't like anything about Michigan, and they don't like anything about us," he told reporters in 2012. "That's the way it should be."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Travis Trice was sore on Friday morning, but there is likely no way a rib injury will keep the Michigan State senior out of Sunday's game against Michigan. Trice originally hurt his rib during the week, saying it "popped out" while reaching for a pass during a practice. It was an issue again the win over Rutgers on Thursday and he took a shot to the side late in the game.
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Men's Basketball foxsports.com —  ''The tenor will never change for me, because this is about a rivalry. It's about something that I have highs and exciting moments as I look back on my years here, and I have anger and disappointing moments as I look back on my years here,'' Izzo said. ''I'll never lose those. They'll never, ever change. There will be a lot of big games that I'll play against other teams, but nothing will ever mean as much as playing in this game.''
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Hate weekend is in full force. We have an MSU hockey upset win in Detroit, a little vitriol on Twitter, and more excuses and complaining than you can shake a stick at.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The rivalry is renewed on the hardwood between the Spartans and the Wolverines as Michigan State (14-7, 5-3 in B1G) hosts Michigan (13-8, 6-3 in B1G) for the first meeting between the two in-state rivals this year.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo held court with the media following Friday's practice in Breslin Center, savoring each question, basking in the hype involving Michigan State's Sunday home basketball game with Michigan. "Jud (Heathcote) says it best,'' Izzo said, referring to his MSU coaching predecessor. "It's a privilege to play in a game like this, it's privilege to watch them as a fan and privilege to coach them."
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Intrastate rivals Michigan State and Michigan square off in a Super Bowl Sunday showdown. Both squads are coming off decisive victories, as the Spartans defeated Rutgers by 20 points Thursday, while the Wolverines beat Nebraska by 14 points Tuesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  It would take a lot more than a rib popping in and out of place to keep Travis Travis from playing against Michigan Sunday. "I'm still breathing, so I can't complain," Trice said Friday after practice. "Going into this game, it doesn't matter if you have a broken leg, I'm going to fight through and just try to get the win."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  For Spartans junior Matt Costello, the game is about pride and erasing the recent advantage the Wolverines have gained, winning three of the last four. "It's the Michigan game; it doesn't matter if we've (been bad) all season or they (have been bad) all season — this is a big game for both teams," said Costello, 2-3 against Michigan. "We need to step up and get to it."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Turning 60 had all the excitement of an oil change for Tom Izzo. "Coach is kind of weird when it comes to his birthday," Michigan State senior forward Branden Dawson said of Izzo, who celebrated today with a high-tempo practice to prepare the Spartans (14-7, 5-3 Big Ten) for Sunday's visit from Michigan (13-8, 6-3).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's basketball game with Michigan might be coming at just the right time for Denzel Valentine. Valentine, the face of the Spartans' men's basketball team, is desperate to have something to be excited enough to smile about. Sunday's 1 p.m. tip at Breslin Center with the rival Wolverines (TV: CBS) has Valentine's blood flowing.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Tom Izzo was born 60 years ago Thursday, but in his eyes that does not make Jan. 30 his birthday. Not this year anyways. “It’s not a birthday today guys, its a work day” Izzo laughed. “I’ll have my birthday on Monday… we’ve got work to do for two days and that’s all I’ve got my mind on right now, is getting this team back to where it needs to be.”
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Having taken care of business Thursday night at Rutgers, Michigan State has a chance to make a real move in the Big Ten Standings Sunday against Michigan. The Spartans are currently in a three-way tie for third place with Indiana and Purdue at 5-3, but 6-1 Wisconsin is the only Big Ten team with fewer than three losses. MSU can pass the 6-3 Wolverines with a win Sunday to move into second place, with cozy games against Illinois (home) and Northwestern (away) on deck.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Tom Izzo has said all season he needs his best players to perform well and often that means guards Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine. There have been flashes — 27 for Trice and 21 for Valentine last week against Nebraska — but it hasn't come consistently from both. There's no doubt the Wolverines will be focusing on the tandem Sunday, and the Spartans can ill afford and off day from its most-experienced guards.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  A position-by-position look at Sunday's Michigan-Michigan State game at Breslin Center
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