February 3, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 20-1 Did not play at Colorado, today 2. VILLANOVA 20-1 d. Seton Hall, 81-71 at No. 7 Georgetown, Sat. Corey Stokes makes two three-pointers during a decisive 11-0 run. 3. SYRACUSE 22-1 d. Providence, 85-68 at Cincinnati, Sunday Kris Joseph has career-high 23 points. Orange is off to its best start. 4. KENTUCKY 21-1 d. No. 25 Miss.
April 5, 2009 |
Before Saturday's Final Four game at Ford Field, Kalin Lucas decided to become a Detroit native. The Michigan State point guard asked to have his hometown on the official game roster changed from nearby Sterling Heights, Mich., to the city hosting the Final Four.
March 17, 2011 |
UCLA is going to the third round in its first NCAA tournament in two years and Michigan State, a veteran of the last two Final Fours, is going home. Not that the seventh-seeded Bruins didn't have more than a few anxious moments in the final minute of their 78-76 victory in their Southeast Regional second-round game Thursday at the St. Pete Times Forum. The 10th-seeded Spartans sliced what had been a 23-point deficit to one with 4.4 seconds left when Keith Appling buried Michigan State's ninth three-pointer of the second half.
March 26, 2010 |
Northern Iowa was embraced as the NCAA tournament's Cinderella after knocking out top-ranked Kansas. But it took just one look at Michigan State's bench to see which team was the real underdog. Spartans starting point guard Kalin Lucas wore his warmup clothes and a boot on his foot, using crutches to assist him on and off the court after tearing his Achilles' tendon in a second-round victory against Maryland. Michigan State also played with two banged up starters in Delvon Roe and Chris Allen.
February 9, 2010 |
The Mountain West Conference is the baby of Division I basketball, only in existence for a little more than a decade. But it's growing up fast. This week, for the first time, the conference has three teams in the top 25 of the Associated Press media poll -- No. 15 New Mexico, No. 17 Brigham Young and No. 23 Nevada Las Vegas. Those same teams are tied for first in the Mountain West standings, each with a record of 7-2 in conference play. "The exposure for the league is great," UNLV Coach Lon Kruger said Monday during a teleconference.
March 23, 2008 |
DENVER -- All this talk about brawn and brute force gets old. Drew Neitzel and Kalin Lucas let everyone know these Michigan State guys can dribble and shoot it too. The Spartans guards went on a late ballhandling and scoring spree to help Michigan State pull away from Pittsburgh for a 65-54 victory Saturday night in a South Regional second-round game. Lucas and Neitzel combined for 21 of the final 25 points for the fifth-seeded Spartans to help them win a battle of the bullies.