Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Let's be honest. Eastern Michigan is a little bit of a kindred spirit to MSU. Even apart from the green colors, the best way I can explain the WMU-CMU-EMU rivalry triangle is with CMU playing Michigan, WMU playing Ohio State, and EMU playing Michigan State. It ain't easy being green.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State had its best 3-point shooting night of the season Sunday night in a 87-61 win over Oakland, but its ongoing long-range hot streak is coming even while one of its best shooters is hobbled. Spartans senior point guard Travis Trice said Sunday night that he rolled his ankle Nov. 28 when Michigan State faced Marquette. In the four games since then, he said, he has struggled to move defensively and get lift on his jumpshot.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo knew it before the season even started. He laid it out there for everyone at the Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. "If we are going to be great, Branden Dawson has to take a major step."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Bryn Forbes was wide-eyed with excitement late Sunday evening at in the Michigan State locker room, and it wasn't because he had just joined the 1,000-point club in MSU's 87-61 rout of Oakland at Breslin Center. Forbes had just received word from Dr. Michael Shingles that he is no longer a member of the hand-brace club.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  There's typical opposing coach praise, and then there's this: "I don't care who they play, they can play Kentucky, those three kids shoot the ball the way they shot it tonight they can beat anyone in the country." Those words came out of the mouth of Oakland coach Greg Kampe late Sunday night, after he watched the Spartans shoot lights out in a 26-point thrashing of his Golden Grizzlies.
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Football mlive.com —  The Michigan State football team has been off for more than a week since its last practice, but the talk surrounding the Spartans' New Year's Day Cotton Bowl matchup against Baylor has not stopped since it was first announced Dec. 7.
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  Joe Cox, Thomas Ebbing and Ryan Keller each scored their first goals of the season on Sunday and Michigan State received the secondary scoring it's been looking for in a hard-fought 6-4 victory over Clarkson in a nonconference game at Munn Arena.
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Men's Soccer onlyfans.cstv.com —  Junior midfielder Jay Chapman and senior midfielder Fatai Alashe were named All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday, Dec. 12.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State is ranked No. 25 in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll, following Sunday night's 87-61 win over Oakland. MSU returns to the Top 25 after a one-week absence.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Once it stopped going shot-for-shot against a high-scoring team, Michigan State pulled away for another comfortable home non-conference win. After a back-and-forth opening 11 minutes, Michigan State slowed down Oakland's long range attack and won 87-61 win Sunday night at the Breslin Center behind a strong shooting effort of its own.

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MSU hoops shoots well in 87-61 rout of Oakland Detroit Free Press
Whether it was the dangling milestone or just a determination to be more aggressive, it was a different Branden Dawson on Sunday at Breslin Center. That's not to say Dawson's oft-discussed "motor" was on high. The difference was the frequency of Dawson's attacks with the dribble – some ending well, some not so much, all perhaps opening a bit more room for what the Spartans do best.

Michigan State has triple treat in win over Oakland Detroit News
Michigan State entered Sunday's matchup with Oakland as the best 3-point shooting team in the nation. The Spartans stayed true to form in an 87-61 victory at the Breslin Center on Sunday, shooting 10-for-17 from 3-point range, good for 58.8 percent.

Spartans Come off Finals Week Break with Drubbing of Oakland Spartan Nation
The #23 Michigan State Spartan basketball team returned to action tonight after one week off to take down the Oakland Grizzlies. The Spartans systematic approach worked well in their 87-61 win. Denzel Valentine led the way scoring for the Spartans with 19 and Branden Dawson and Gavin Schilling led on the boards with six.

MSU defeats Oakland 87-61 State News
Men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo can't remember a time where his team moved the ball so well this early in the season.
The Spartans (7-3 overall) looked like a well-oiled machine on offense Sunday night, dishing 25 assists on 34 made baskets en route to defeating Oakland (4-6 overall) at Breslin Center, 87-61. Dawson finished with 15 points and six rebounds in an aggressive offensive night for the sometimes-reluctant shooter. He needs just three points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Michigan State Routs Oakland, 87-61 MSUSpartans.com
Denzel Valentine scored 19 points with 5-for-6 3-point shooting and Michigan State beat Oakland 87-61 on Sunday night. Branden Dawson had 15 points, Bryn Forbes and Marvin Clark Jr. 12 each and Matt Costello 11 for the balanced the Spartans (7-3).

Michigan State Basketball routs Oakland isportsweb
Michigan State cruised to an 87-61 win against in-state opponent Oakland on Sunday night thanks to some white hot shooting. The Spartans shot 55.7 % from the floor and knocked down 10 of 17 from three point range. Michigan State continued to share the ball well, assisting on 25 of 34 made baskets.

Hot shooting a key in MSU basketball's win over Oakland State News
Efficient shooting has been the story of the men's basketball team through ten games, and the nation’s top three-point shooting team did what it does best to storm past Oakland. As team, MSU (7-3) shot over 55 percent from the field and just under 59 percent from three-point range, making 10-of-17 threes in an 87-61 victory over the visiting Golden Grizzlies.

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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  A four-goal second period helped the Michigan State hockey team skate past Clarkson, 6-4, on Sunday evening at Munn Ice Arena. Joe Cox (two goals), Ryan Keller and Thomas Ebbing all scored their first goals of the season in what was the Spartans' final game before the Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 28.


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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Aerial Powers had 14 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and a career-high three blocks while Becca Mills tied a career-high to lead No. 19 Michigan State to a 90-38 rout at Loyola Chicago on Sunday.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has largely cruised past its mid-major competition this season, winning five games by an average of more than 26 points. But if the Spartans needed a reminder to still come out prepared during the next stretch of games, they only had to watch Big Ten basketball over the past week.
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Football mlive.com —  Coaches Art Briles and Mark Dantonio have done two of the finest rebuilding jobs at their respective schools over the past decade in college football.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans will have a great opportunity Sunday to notch another win towards their total, as they welcome the 6-7-4 Clarkson Golden Knights to Munn Arena.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After a seven-day break from games for finals week, Michigan State resumes its seven-game homestand, the longest in program history since 1942. The Spartans have never lost to Oakland in 12 matchups.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo's eyes light up and the pace of the conversation picks up when the subject turns to Denzel Valentine. "I think he has to figure out that if he's going to be a guard, he has to stay down more and keep the dribble down more, head down more and body lower,'' the Michigan State coach said.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Unlike some of the teams Michigan State will face before Big Ten play, Oakland is no pushover. The Grizzlies have given the Spartans trouble in the past: MSU only pulled out a four-point win last year in The Palace, and a one-point win four years ago at the same location. Truly, Greg Kampe's young men have a habit of giving the Spartans fits.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo's main concern with the 2018 Big Ten tournament in New York is the fact that it will have to be played a week early so the league can use Madison Square Garden, which could mean two weeks off before the NCAA tournament begins. But it doesn't have to be that way, MSU athletic director Mark Hollis told the Free Press. MSU may schedule a regular-season game against a mid-major team the following week to stay sharp.
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