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  • Virginia meets its defensive match in Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State

     Virginia meets its defensive match in Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State
    NEW YORK — Time was when NCAA tournament regional semifinals bordered on routine for Virginia basketball. Ralph Sampson and Jeff Lamp. Othell Wilson and Olden Polynice. Bryant Stith and Junior Burrough. Terry Holland and Jeff Jones. Friday...
  • Michigan State topples No. 1-seeded Virginia, 61-59

    Michigan State topples No. 1-seeded Virginia, 61-59
    NEW YORK -- Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia, 61-59, on Friday night to advance to East Regional final. The fourth-seeded Spartans (29-8) will play Connecticut (29-8) on Sunday with a Final Four...
  • Michigan State 61, Virginia 59

    Michigan State 61, Virginia 59: Branden Dawson posted 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Spartans outlasted the Cavaliers in the NCAA tournament East regional semifinals in New York. Adreian Payne added 16 points for No. 4 seed Michigan State (29-8), which...
  • Spartans take out top-seeded Virginia

    Spartans take out top-seeded Virginia NEW YORK -- Since his return from a broken hand in early March, forward Branden Dawson ignited the Michigan State Spartans. On Friday, he led them to a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight by scoring 24...
  • Michigan State outlasts Virginia to advance

    NEW YORK No, you will not run. Yes, you will be defended like you're playing 5-on-8. And you'd better play smart basketball if you're going to beat a team coached by a Bennett. Tom Izzo played Dick Bennett 13 times, and every one of those games was...
  • Michigan State Wins Slugfest

    NEW YORK — Like two heavyweight boxers, Michigan State and Virginia stood toe-to-toe and traded punches. With a trip to the Elite Eight at stake, the physical teams spent 40 minutes battling at Madison Square Garden Friday night. By the time the...
  • Preview: Michigan State vs. Virginia

    Despite drawing a No. 4 seed in the East region, Michigan State was considered by many the NCAA tournament favorite while top-seeded Virginia had the misfortune of winding up in the same part of the bracket. The Spartans, who face the Cavaliers in Sweet...
  • U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16

    U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16
    NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden hasn't hosted an NCAA tournament game of Sweet 16 magnitude since 1955, but if any team is prepared for this moment on this stage, it's Michigan State. The world's most famous arena? Friday's regional semifinal...
  • Capsules for the East Regional

    EAST REGIONAL No. 3 Iowa State Coach:Fred Hoiberg, 4th year Record:28-7, 11-7 in Big 12, 4th place Sweet 16 appearances:4 How they got here:def. North Carolina Central 93-75; def. North Carolina 85-83 Top player:Senior G DeAndre Kane (17.1 pts.,...
  • Drew Sharp: Fouls could be Spartans' downfall in Sweet 16

    SPOKANE, Wash. There's a common pose for Michigan State players lately, reminiscent of that classic Sports Illustrated cover with an incredulous Pistons Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer facially contorting "What? Me? Foul?" It's rooted more in frustration,...
  • Michigan State gets past Harvard, 80-73

    Michigan State gets past Harvard, 80-73
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Michigan State advanced to the round of 16 on Saturday but only after going 12 unexpected rounds with middleweight Harvard. Michigan State, a watch-out No. 4-seeded team in the East Regional that many think can win the national...
  • Michigan State escapes Harvard

    SPOKANE, Wash. Michigan State has a way of making it look easy, and it has a way of giving it up just as easily. But the Spartans will play on, and they'll gladly leave Spokane Arena for the Sweet 16 despite the bumpy ride, just as they did the last time...