Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Jeff Karzen

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Gators look to take down cagers winning streak after championship defeat

Andre Hutson knows what it’s like to play a road game in a hostile environment. He doesn’t like it.The senior forward is pleased opposing players feel that same wrath when they play in Breslin Student Events Center, where the 5-0 Spartans have won 32 consecutive games, the second-longest run in Division I.Tonight at 7, the 3-0 Florida Gators will try to snap MSU’s streak in a rematch of last year’s national championship game, which MSU won 89-76.“I feel we have the best crowd,” Hutson said.

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Haslem plans to toughen up for U

Udonis Haslem’s 27 points were lost amidst MSU’s convincing 89-76 win over Florida in the 2000 national championship game.The Gator center shot 10-of-12 from the field and made all seven of his free throws in 28 minutes on the court.But MSU will be ready for Haslem this time.“We’ll be prepared for him this year,” MSU senior forward Andre Hutson said.

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Despite problems Gophers look to rebuild

This is the fourth in a series of Big Ten men’s basketball previewsThe good news for Minnesota’s men’s basketball team is that postseason play is still a possibility.The bad news is the road to a March tournament appearance is an uphill climb.Beginning in March 1999 and ending in October 2000, the Golden Gophers’ basketball program endured extreme NCAA scrutiny for various wrongful acts.

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Football starters say goodbye to the grid iron

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Walking off the field after a 42-23 loss isn’t the way several seniors on MSU’s football team envisioned their college careers ending.The loss means no post-season bowl, a major difference from last year’s 10-2 season and Florida Citrus Bowl victory.Senior defensive lineman Jace Sayler, considered the consummate team player, said he’s going to look at the positive side of the situation.“There’s a side of me where I want to be selfish and say, ‘I wanted to get to a bowl game or I this and I that,’” Sayler said.