ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in a shooting. He was 31.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting at 1:34 a.m.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan has hired longtime Michigan State assistant Dwayne Stephens to lead its basketball program.
The school made the announcement Monday, adding the move was pending its board's approval.
Duke survived a tense finish against Michigan State and extended Mike Krzyzewski’s final NCAA Tournament run, beating Tom Izzo’s Spartans 85-76 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame coaches’ bittersweet last tussle.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski’s emotions began to flow with a few seconds left on the clock, when it was finally certain Duke would extend his last NCAA Tournament run.
He whirled around to face the section where his family was sitting behind him and extended both arms to point their way in celebration.
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament today:
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In a sport where the only lasting stars are the coaches, few are more recognizable than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo.
Both have spent decades at the top of their profession, with national titles, Final Fours and enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday:
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Michigan State was tough enough to take back the lead in a critical moment, then fortunate enough to withstand Davidson's desperation final charge.
“I thought it was a little bit of a roller-coaster,” Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo said.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski headed for the tunnel after Duke’s practice Thursday, offering a wave to the cheering fans who had gathered to watch and hopefully capture a brief moment from his final NCAA Tournament.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gabe Brown and Malik Hall led a key second-half surge and Tom Izzo became the all-time Big Ten leader in career wins as Michigan State defeated Maryland 77-67 on Sunday.
With his 663rd win at Michigan State, Izzo passed Indiana’s Bob Knight for the most wins at a Big Ten school.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo was choked up as he walked off the court, and the emotional display had nothing to do with matching Bob Knight's record for the most wins by a men's basketball coach at a Big Ten school.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The present made sure to acknowledge the past.
Iowa forward Keegan Murray knew where former teammate Luka Garza, The Associated Press national player of the year last season, was sitting during Tuesday night's game against Michigan State.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 27 points, Jacob Grandison had a season-high 24 and No. 12 Illinois held off No. 19 Michigan State 79-74 on Saturday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo questioned his team’s toughness and emotion earlier in the week following a home loss to Wisconsin.
The No. 17-ranked Spartans responded Saturday with a hard-fought 76-61 victory over Indiana, snapping a two-game losing streak.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Johnny Davis had a game-high 25 points, leading No. 14 Wisconsin to a 70-62 victory over No. 17 Michigan State on Tuesday night.
The win lifted the second-place Badgers (19-4 overall, 10-3 Big Ten) to within a half-game of first-place Illinois in the Big Ten Conference.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his Spartans that one of the keys to beating Rutgers was to not let the Scarlet Knights get going offensively.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 10 Michigan State sent waves of players at its rivals and there wasn't much Michigan could do about it.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Northwestern beat Michigan State at its game, crashing the offensive boards and hustling for loose balls to beat a top 10 team on the road for the time in nearly five years.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Joey Hauser made a low-post shot with a tenth of a second left, lifting No.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Gabe Brown scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half, Marcus Bingham Jr. added 13 and No. 10 Michigan State rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit for a 73-67 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gabe Brown scored a career high 24 points, as short-handed No. 10 Michigan State pulled away in the second half to beat scrappy High Point 81-68 in Wednesday’s matchup of longtime coaching friends Tom Izzo and Tubby Smith.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tyson Walker may not be the leading scorer every game, but he’s a key ingredient that has No. 19 Michigan State off to its best start in four seasons.
“Tyson, the guy that stirs the drink usually gets the team going,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said after the Spartans' 80-64 win Saturday over Penn State.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State is playing tough defense again, and the arrival of Tyson Walker is not a coincidence.
Gabe Brown, Malik Hall and Walker scored 15 points apiece for 19th-ranked Michigan State in a 75-67 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night in the first Big Ten opener for Gophers coach Ben Johnson and the 27th for Spartans coach Tom Izzo.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Max Christie had 14 points, Gabe Brown scored 12 and No. 22 Michigan State built a big lead early and defeated Toledo 81-68 on Saturday.
Tyson Walker added 11 points and six assists and Marcus Bingham Jr.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Malik Hall was the best player No. 22 Michigan State had on the court for stretches, showing flashes of his potential that coach Tom Izzo would like to see more often.
Hall scored eight of his 15 points in a 1:34 stretch early in the second half, helping the Spartans build a big lead they needed to hold off Louisville 73-64 Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michigan State followed a thrilling last-second win by blowing a big lead against a worn-down opponent and finding itself trailing late in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Tom Izzo's Spartans advanced anyway with toughness and tenacity in the game's critical moments for the second straight day.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gabe Brown scored 19 points, freshman Max Christie added 18 and Michigan State beat Butler 73-52 on Wednesday night in the Gavitt Tipoff.
Michigan State jumped out to a 22-8 lead behind nine points from Christie.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn't happy about it.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State forward Malik Hall noticed the difference during games in the height of the pandemic. Coach Tom Izzo saw issues percolating in other areas of player's lives.
In a season when athletes faced daily testing, regular isolation and quarantines, even uncertainty about whether games would be played or which teammates would be available, Izzo and other basketball coaches sensed the stress was taking a physical and mental toll on their players.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emoni Bates has committed to Memphis, adding another five-star recruit to coach Penny Hardaway's roster.
Bates announced his decision Wednesday on Instagram after also considering Michigan State, Oregon and the NBA's G League.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has promoted Doug Wojcik to assistant coach, replacing Dane Fife.
Izzo also hired three former Spartans on Monday.
Fife left the program in April to be the associate head coach at Indiana under Mike Woodson.
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