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MSU men's basketball earns several individual Big Ten honors

Michigan State men's basketball's Tyson Walker was voted to the All-Big Ten Second Team by the coaches and media for the second straight season. Walker averaged 18.4 points per game in 30 games this season while shooting 45% from the field and 37% from three-point range. Through 14 games, he averaged over 20 points per game on 45% shooting from deep. A.J. Hoggard and Malik Hall earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. Hall averaged 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season and Hoggard averaged 11 points and five assists per game. 

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Malik Hall's double-double helps secure MSU men's basketball Senior Night win over Northwestern

Graduate student forward Malik Hall was a huge contributor on both ends of the court and capped off his Breslin career with a bang. Hall logged his fourth career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. The veteran was a difference-maker against the Wildcats and played with an aggressiveness that secured a win for his final game at home.

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NCAA Tournament hopes at stake for MSU men's basketball ahead of Senior Night against Northwestern

At Michigan State University, Senior Day for the men’s basketball program is more than an event. As the seniors bend down to kiss the Spartan head at midcourt and walk off Breslin’s court for the final time, it’s a tradition, celebration and collective send-off. For this season's MSU squad, senior night is all of that and more. While the Spartans honor six seniors against Northwestern on Wednesday night, head coach Tom Izzo knows his group desperately needs a victory. 

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MSU men's basketball upset by Ohio State with buzzer-beater, lose fourth game at home this season

Freshman forward Xavier Booker was given the opportunity of a lifetime for a freshman when he stepped on the court and got his first-ever collegiate start against an in-conference rival, the Ohio State Buckeyes. The moment, however, will forever remain bittersweet for Booker and the Michigan State Spartans after the team was stunned by a walk-off buzzer-beater three-pointer by the Buckeyes to end the game at 60-57.

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Michigan State women's basketball dominates second meeting against Rutgers, win 93-57

After a 70-66 victory against Michigan last Sunday and a 68-59 victory over Purdue on Wednesday, the Michigan State women's basketball team collected its third victory in a row as they dominated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 93-57 on Saturday, Feb. 24. With this win, the Spartans now sit at 20-7 in overall play and 10-6 in Big Ten conference games, and the Scarlet Knights fall to 8-22 overall and 2-15 in conference games.