Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has won 15 straight matchups against Minnesota at the Breslin Center dating back to 1998, and 14 of the last 16 meetings overall. Thursday's game will mark the third straight game in the series held in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball spartannation.com —  When No. 25 Michigan State (19-8 10-4) tips off tonight at the Breslin Center against Minnesota (16-12 5-10) don’t overlook the Gophers. Playing the legendary up tempo Pitino style of his father, Richard Pitino’s Gophers have struggled at times do to their own mistakes, but Tom Izzo adds they have simply been unlucky.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  For senior Keenan Wetzel, playing basketball at Michigan State was a childhood dream. Now at the end of one dream, he's making strides to develop his new passion: film making.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Here's something not often heard from a college basketball freshman: "I love playing defense, the favorite part of practice for me is defending," Michigan State freshman Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn said this week. "I love the fact that I can stop somebody from scoring or getting to where they want to get on the court. I take a lot of pride in that."
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  On Thursday night, the Minnesota Golden Gophers visit East Lansing for the only scheduled match-up between the two Big Ten teams this season. Let's check out what our Spartans will see from 16-12 overall, and 5-10 in Big Ten play, Minnesota.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The last time Michigan State faced a press defense, it almost threw away its fourth straight win. The Spartans turned the ball over six times in the final 4:05 against Illinois on Sunday after the Illini turned on its press defense. Their lead shrank from nine points to three before they recovered and were saved at the free throw line in the final minute.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  With four games remaining in Big Ten play, it’s ideal that the men’s basketball team is playing its best basketball of the season. But with No. 5 Wisconsin around the corner, the Spartans will first have to face an athletic Minnesota team in what is a classic trap game.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  "I think we are winning because everybody is doing a better job," Izzo said. "It's our seniors that have definitely stepped up. Trice is definitely stepped up. Valentine has definitely been there and Dawson is becoming the defensive player that will hopefully get the recognition he deserves in the league. Not only is he defending different positions, but his shot blocking has been phenomenal."
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State hosts Minnesota in the only regular-season meeting between the Spartans and Gophers. It's the third straight meeting between the two teams to be played in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State woke up Wednesday morning still mathematically in the Big Ten title race, thanks to Maryland's upset win over Wisconsin the night before. But that chance is still slim, and Spartans coach Tom Izzo said he doesn't want his players focusing on that.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Wisconsin's Tuesday night loss at Maryland has created talk, for the first time this season, of an actual Big Ten race. Tom Izzo would rather his guys ignore that talk. "I don't want my guys thinking about any crack in any door," the Michigan State basketball coach said. "I want them thinking about how they can get better every game."
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State is still in the Big Ten title race thanks to Sunday’s win at Illinois, but Tom Izzo isn’t focused on a very slim chance at a conference title. The Spartans would need to win their last four games beginning Thursday against Minnesota, finishing at Wisconsin, home against Purdue and at Indiana.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  The Spartans’ NCAA tournament streak of 17 (third longest in the Nation) was looking like it was in dire straits and the team was reeling. After four straight wins all of that has changed now, the conversation has shifted from how did we get here to how far can we go from here.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Oh what a difference a couple of weeks can make. On Feb. 7 the Michigan State Spartans were as bubbly as Colbie Caillat. After suffering a deflating home loss at the hands of the Illinois Fighting Illini, tensions were high and spirits were low. A loss at home to an opponent who is perceived as slightly inferior to you is bad enough, but the way the Spartans lost the contest was truly astounding.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  You can see it in their faces and their body language: this is a different Michigan State team than was seen a little more than two weeks ago, when it suffered a tough home loss to Illinois. You can see it in the numbers, too.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's best basketball of the year was born of desperation. The Spartans lost to Illinois at home on Feb. 7, falling to 15-8 on the year as the NCAA tournament bubble talk grew loud. Two weeks and four straight wins later, that talk is over. The Spartans are one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten, winners of six of their last seven, and have all but secured a tournament berth with four regular season games left.
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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Tom Izzo started his day recruiting in Alabama. He ended it watching Spartan-bound Deyonta Davis, Muskegon’s 6-foot-10 power forward and a Mr. Basketball candidate, play against Grand Rapids Union at Redmond-Potter Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
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