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Cahill, Buss Lead Indiana in 4OT Thriller

By Jerome Bingham

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The game was over, and then it wasn’t. Tyra Buss, the greatest scorer in Indiana women’s basketball history, had held her head in her hands after an apparent overtime loss to Michigan State. “I thought we had lost,” she said. But the officials ruled that the […]

Michigan State’s balance, depth overcomes Michigan

By Drew Kamaski | @d_kamaski14

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Sixth-seeded Michigan State improved to 21-10 on the season and advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the second consecutive season and the 13th time overall after defeating Michigan 74-64. Redshirt freshman forward Victoria Gaines led the Spartans with 18 points, […]

Sparty hearty: Michigan State captures Big Ten tournament title

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo addresses Spartans fans while the players hoist the Big Ten tournament championship trophy on March 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine stood face to face with teammate Bryn Forbes with 8.6 seconds […]

Michigan State grinds past Maryland for chance to win Big Ten title

By Jennifer Brugh | @JenniferRBrugh

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The winning coach had his head in his hands. When the final horn sounded and there was no more grinding left to be done, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo turned his back on his team’s celebration, faced away from the court […]

Valentine, Spartans overwhelm Ohio State to reach Big Ten semifinals

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Three games against Ohio State, three star-studded dominating performances from Michigan State senior and Big Ten Men’s Player of the Year Denzel Valentine. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the second-seeded Spartans defeated No. 7 Ohio […]