Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Senior forward Branden Dawson has been named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list. The award is presented annually to the top player in the nation selected by the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association. Dawson was named Most Outstanding Player in last season's Big Ten Tournament and is averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds through three games this season.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans technically open up play in the Orlando Classic when they face Santa Clara in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State (2-1) dropped one spot for the second consecutive week after falling to Duke, 81-71, Tuesday in Indianapolis. The Spartans rebounded to beat Loyola Chicago, 87-52 Friday night at home.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  At the age of 13, Lourawls Nairn Jr. found his seat on a one-way flight to the United States; leaving behind everything he had known in efforts to find a better way of life for his family.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  15 points and 10 rebounds per game combined out of Costello and Schilling. Costello said the key to doing that consistently lies in aggression.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  There was one big problem with the three-point shot Michigan State junior center Matt Costello took in last week’s 81-71 loss to Duke in Indianapolis — that he hesitated to take it. “I didn’t hear a thing,” Costello said of the bench reaction to the first three-point try of his career. “All I heard was, ‘Be ready to shoot right away.’ ”
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Before leaving for Florida to play in the Orlando Classic, Michigan State hosts Santa Clara in a non-bracketed game of the event. This is just the second-ever meeting between the Spartans and the Broncos, as the first came three games into Tom Izzo's 20-year coaching career.
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Men's Basketball foxsports.com —  The style points Michigan State may have earned with a 45-3 victory against bowl-bound Rutgers Saturday at Spartan Stadium wasn't nearly as important as win No. 9. The Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) entered the game ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll, but more importantly, were also 11th in the College Football Playoff ratings.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  This week, hosts Andrew Hayes and Blake Froling analyze the Navy struggle and Duke loss. They preview the Maryland game and talk about other big games around the first week of college basketball.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Matt Costello had 13 points and 11 rebounds as No. 19 Michigan State overpowered Loyola of Chicago 87-52 on Friday night. Branden Dawson and Marvin Clark Jr. each scored 15 for the Spartans (2-1). Travis Trice added 13 and Denzel Valentine 12, and Michigan State never trailed.

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Michigan State bounces back from Duke loss by demolishing Loyola Chicago MLive
In its first home outing of the 2014-15 season, Michigan State looked like a team Spartans fans are used to seeing. Michigan State flexed its muscles in a 87-52 win over Loyola Chicago on Friday night at Breslin Center.

Men's basketball returns home, defeats Loyola Chicago 87-52 State News
The No. 19 men's basketball team bounced back from a 10-point loss against No. 4 Duke on Tuesday with an 87-52 home victory over Loyola Chicago Friday night. Five Spartans reached double figure, led by senior forward Branden Dawson who had 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and freshman forward Marvin Clark Jr. who had 15 points of 3-of-4 shooting from downtown.

Spartans show improvement in rout of Loyola of Chicago Detroit News
After Michigan State lost to Duke early in the week, coach Tom Izzo promised his team would be better in the next couple of weeks. Thanks to a visit from Loyola-Chicago on Friday night, it didn't take nearly that long.

MSU 87, Loyola 52: Spartans display balanced attack Detroit Free Press
They had their moment and they'll have others, but Tom Izzo got more of what he's seeking out of Denzel Valentine in Michigan State's home-opening rough-up of Loyola (Chicago). Getting the junior guard rolling is the priority in two Breslin Center games before things get challenging again in next weekend's Orlando Classic, and by the time tonight's 87-52 rout was over, Valentine had put together a solid line – finishing with 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Tom Izzo wants Branden Dawson shooting more after 7-for-11 night MLive
Branden Dawson had his second big scoring game for Michigan State, but his coach still wants more. Dawson had 15 points and seven rebounds in the Spartans' 87-52 win Friday night over Loyola Chicago. But he also took just 11 shots, making seven. And on a night he's hitting that well from the field, Tom Izzo wants him shooting more.

Michigan State basketball bounces back against Loyola isportsweb
Michigan State started their home schedule hot right out of the gate Friday night, blitzing the visiting Ramblers of Loyola-Chicago with a 17-2 run to start the game. The Spartans then followed that up a little bit later with an 11-0 run to take a 28-7 lead. MSU never looked back, going on to win 87-52 and winning their 38th straight home opener.

Increased role for big men on offense pays dividends against Loyola Chicago State News
There was some speculation coming into the season on whether junior Matt Costello and sophomore Gavin Schilling could carry the load for MSU's big men. On Friday night, the Spartans were adamant about getting the ball in the paint through both players.

Hot Spartans Demolish Ramblers in Home Opener Impact Sports
East Lansing was frigid on Friday night for the home opener, but nothing could cool down the Spartans. The Loyola (IL) Ramblers were victims of an offensive onslaught led by Marvin Clark, Jr. and Branden Dawson. MSU was firing on all cylinders and rolled to an easy 87-52 win.

Loyola Recap: Howling at a Wolf The Only Colors
Michigan State got back on track tonight with a dynamic 87-52 win over the Loyola (IL) Ramblers

Marvin Clark wears emotions on sleeve in MSU win Detroit Free Press
Marvin Clark Jr. screamed. Branden Dawson pounced. Tom Izzo laughed. Michigan State had an interesting little sequence late in Friday's 87-52 blowout of Loyola (Chicago) revolving around Clark, one of the early stories of the season for the No. 19 Spartans (2-1). It showed what he is – a musclebound 6-foot-6 freshman with a lot of potential as a scorer.





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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  After a road trip to Annapolis to play Navy and a neutral-site game against Duke, MSU opens up the home schedule against Loyola-Chicago. The Ramblers barely broke the 10-win barrier last season with a two point win over Bradley in the MVC tournament. However, like Navy, the Ramblers return their entire starting five from last season, including Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the year Milton Doyle.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Gavin Schilling may only be 19 years old, but what the young Spartan lacks in age he makes up in experience. Born in Munich, Germany, the 6-9 forward has already lived in three countries, went to four different high schools and completed his freshman year of college at Michigan State University.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Shooting guard Alvin Ellis is unlikely to play for the second straight game after suffering a sprained ankle in Michigan State's season opener last Friday at Navy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In the waning seconds of Tuesday's game against Duke, Michigan State senior point guard Travis Trice found himself in the open court streaking toward the basket. Going in for the easy lay-in would have ensured him as the Spartans' leading scorer in each of the two games, and help pad some early season scoring numbers.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  With head coach Tom Izzo at the helm, MSU has seen 15 of 18 drafted players go on to the NBA, eight of which were drafted in the first round.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lost in Tuesday’s 81-71 loss to Duke was a first-half stretch from Michigan State freshman point guard Lourawls (Tum Tum) Nairn that hinted at the change of pace he can provide the Spartans. Nairn was needed late in the first half with Denzel Valentine on the bench with two fouls, and he ended up giving No. 19 MSU (1-1) 15 solid first-half minutes – highlighted by a drive, spin move and drop to Branden Dawson for a three-point play. His quickness on both ends of the floor gives MSU a different look to complement senior starter Travis Trice.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  While the depth won't be back Friday night when No. 19 Michigan State hosts Loyola of Chicago, that doesn't mean it won't be a chance for the Spartans to start turning the corner. But with a shorthanded bench, most of the pressure will fall on Izzo's three most reliable players, or at least three players he needs to be reliable — seniors Travis Trice and Branden Dawson and junior Denzel Valentine.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The Spartans open the regular season home schedule Friday night with a game against Loyola-Chicago. Michigan State will be looking to bounce back from their 10 point loss at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic.
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Men's Basketball ajc.com —  The Hawks sent Adreian Payne to the NBA Development League Thursday. The first-round pick is expected to play in weekend games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
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