Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State senior guard Denzel Valentine has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award announced on Tuesday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State hosts Nebraska as the Spartans look to snap a two-game losing streak. The Huskers come to East Lansing as one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten, winners of their last three games by double figures.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  A look back at last year could offer a positive spin for some. The Spartans were 13-6 and few saw a path to the Final Four. But that’s exactly how things played out as Michigan State bounced back from two straight losses late last season to win three straight, including two to reach the championship game of the Big Ten tournament. From there, it won the next four before falling to Duke in the national semifinals. However, senior Matt Costello cautioned against putting too much on past performance.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  In lieu of the MSU men's basketball team being called for 28 fouls in a 77-76 loss to Wisconsin on Sunday, MSU head coach Tom Izzo admitted he hasn't done a good job adjusting to the new foul rules in college basketball.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “It doesn’t hurt like it used to, all night,” Nairn said Monday of his right foot, which started getting painful last season and even more intensely during the summer. “But I can still feel it, though.” Nairn won’t play for No. 11 MSU (16-3, 3-3 Big Ten) against Nebraska (11-8, 3-3) on Wednesday at the Breslin Center (6:30 p.m., BTN), and there is no firm timetable on his return. But there will be one, he said.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Today on the isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Ryan McCumber and Mike Sterner join Tyler Hayward to discuss the struggles that Michigan State has dealt with as of late. They also talk about the absence of Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, the emergence of Matt Costello, why Deyonta Davis was pulled late in the Wisconsin game and if Nebraska is a “must-win” game.



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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo about how Matt Costello helps Deyonta Davis adapt to the college game
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  On January 10, Michigan State was 16-1. They had just finished dismantling the Nittany Lions in Happy Valley. The loss to Iowa, their first of the season, seemed to be just an abnormality, a symptom of playing without arguably the best player in the country. The next day, the Spartans moved up in the rankings to No. 4 in both polls, even receiving a first place vote. Safe to say the ship was righted, and MSU was back on track. Then the nightmare week began.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  If you told me at the beginning of the season that tomorrow night’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers was a must-win game for the Michigan State basketball team, you would have been mocked to no end. When looking at the schedule, games against Michigan, Purdue, Kansas, Louisville and Maryland were circled, while the game against Nebraska was widely shuffled into the same pile as their game against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State hopes to get back to its winning ways with during a Wednesday game game against Nebraska (6:30 p.m., BTN), followed by a Saturday game against No. 7 Maryland.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Mid-January tests and setbacks will come and go. They provide insight into what this team is and what this team can be. But drawing any conclusions until March would just be silly.
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Men's Basketball soundcloud.com —  Mike Griffith is joined by MSU football recruits Trishton Jackson and Justin Layne, as well as MLive.com Michigan beat writer, Nick Baumgardner.



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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  On Sunday afternoon, Michigan State got called for 28 fouls and was outscored at the free-throw line by 17 points in a 77-76 loss at Wisconsin. By Monday afternoon, the Spartans practiced while clinging to a towel draped around their necks.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Recap of Iowa and Wisconsin games, preview of Nebraska and Maryland. Special guests, ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas and Spartan Basketball Alumnus Steve Polonowski
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “It got to the point where it was kind of unbearable to play with,” Nairn said after practice on Monday. “I played with it last year and all this year and it just got to a point where coach decided to shut me down and I agree with it.”
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  The night before Michigan State’s one-loss week turned into a two-loss week, two of its leaders already had called for the team to get together and hang out back in East Lansing following its game against Wisconsin. It was Denzel Valentine and Tum Tum Nairn who thought the Spartans needed to get back the way things used to be as a team, so Saturday night they brought it up and it was set. And the planned team time proved even more valuable after the Spartans fell 77-76 at Wisconsin.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  True to his word, Tom Izzo brought out the towels. Hours after the Michigan State head coach vowed his team would practice with hands secured behind their heads in an effort to defend without fouling, his players were doing just that at Monday afternoon's practice. The Spartans brought out the towels for both individual drills and half-court scrimmages, players said. Defensive players were forced to hold both ends of a towel, either behind their backs or above their head. Veteran players say Monday marked the first time they had used the tactic.
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