Randolph helps Grizzlies finish regular season strong

Zach Randolph had a dominant ending to the regular season to help the Memphis Grizzlies lock up the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference for the NBA playoffs.

Randolph averaged 29.5 points over Memphis’ final two regular season contests on Monday and Wednesday to aid the push. The former Spartan big man helped the Grizzlies conclude the regular season on a five-game winning streak by averaging 20.8 points and 10.2 rebounds. Continue reading

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Seasons winding down for former MSU basketball standouts

The professional basketball seasons are close to concluding and have even already ended for some former Michigan State standouts.

For the ones still playing, playoff time is near and  Zach Randolph, Draymond Green, Alan Anderson and Shannon Brown are each on NBA teams in the postseason picture with less than 10 games remaining in the regular season

Here’s an update on how former Spartans are doing in the pros. Continue reading

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MSU basketball: A requiem for a season – and time – lost

“I never questioned where this team could be. I questioned whether we’d run out of time, and we still may.”

– Tom Izzo on March 17, four days before MSU’s NCAA tournament opener

Time expired Sunday for Michigan State, one week earlier and a few thousand miles away from where Izzo and his players had hoped and dreamed it would. The Spartans are heading home and not to Dallas, ending the program’s vaunted Final Four streak for four-year players while beginning a string of questions that will linger into the offseason.

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Draymond Green making impact for surging Warriors

Draymond Green has drawn praise from teammates and coaches as he continues to provide a spark off the bench for the surging Golden State Warriors. Continue reading

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Knicks sign Shannon Brown for remainder of season

Shannon Brown has found a home for the remainder of the season.

The former Michigan State star was signed to a deal by the New York Knicks on Thursday, giving him stability for the rest of the season. Continue reading

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MSU recruit Deyonta Davis helps Muskegon advance to Breslin Center

LANSING — Muskegon is headed to the Breslin Center and Michigan State 2015 recruit Deyonta Davis is a large reason why.

Davis, who verbally committed to MSU in December, did as he’s done all season Tuesday night in leading Muskegon to a dominating 73-57 victory over Ann Arbor Skyline in a Class A quarterfinal at Lansing Eastern. Continue reading

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Disappointing finish to add to drive for MSU recruit Lexi Gussert

EAST LANSING – Lexi Gussert couldn’t hold back the tears as she sat at the interview podium, and then again as she answered questions in a Breslin Center hallway.

The Michigan State signee and the state’s Miss Basketball’s dream of helping the Crystal Falls Forest Park girls basketball team return home to the Upper Peninsula with a state title had just been crushed less than 30 minutes earlier.

And Gussert placed much of the blame on herself for letting a chance at a state title slip away in a 56-53 loss to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the Class D state final Saturday morning. Continue reading

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MSU women’s hoops recruit helps Forest Park reach Class D title game

EAST LANSING – Lexi Gussert spent more time on the bench than she had all season Thursday.

The Michigan State women’s basketball recruit and the state’s Miss Basketball overcame being sidelined by foul trouble to help Crystal Falls Forest Park rally past Athens in a Class D semifinal Thursday night at Breslin Center. Continue reading

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Former Spartan Jason Richardson suffers setback in recovery

Jason Richardson’s return from a knee injury recently was hit with a setback.

The former Michigan State standout and Saginaw native was hoping to return to the court this month for the Philadelphia 76ers, but that might now no longer happen because of swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. Continue reading

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MSU women hoops: Spartans vs. Nebraska

Michigan State and Nebraska were the lone top seeds to survive on the second day of the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament. Here’s a look at their matchup this evening.

No. 2 seed MSU (22-8) vs. No. 3 seed Nebraska (23-6)
When: approximately 6 tonight
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis)
Series: Tied at 2-2 (Nebraska won the last meeting 76-56 in Lincoln on Feb. 8)
Coaches: ┬áMSU – Suzy Merchant is 363-190 in her 19th overall and 162-70 in her seventh with the Spartans. Nebraska – Connie Yori is 422-281 in her 24th season overall and 238-141 in her 12th with the Cornhuskers. Continue reading

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