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Gregory Shamus

Matt Costello played against Ohio State on a sprained ankle, and said he "woulda had to die to not play".

Michigan State freshman Matt Costello 'woulda had to die not to play' against Ohio State | MLive.com
"Costello, who suffered a sprained ankle in Michigan State's Friday practice, played five minutes, grabbed a rebound and committed two fouls and a turnover."

Michigan State freshman Gary Harris answers coach Tom Izzo's criticism, Ohio State's perimeter defense | MLive.com
"Despite the microscopic analysis of his game, by Izzo and the media, Harris left Breslin Center in an upbeat mode."

Spartan Nation | Your Weekly Spartans in the NBA Report
With the NFL season drawing to a close, SpartanNation has decided to begin a new weekly piece about the Spartans in the NBA.

Spartan Nation | Your Weekly Spartans in the NFL Report…
There are only two Spartans left: Garrett Celek and Trenton Robinson.

Michigan State basketball will wear special Nike uniforms Sunday at Indiana | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"The uniforms are similar to the Nike Pro Combat uniforms the MSU football team wore for its 2011 win over Michigan. MSU also will have different socks, shoes and warmup outfits, Pruder said."

Tom Izzo calls new MSU captain Keith Appling 'RGIII reincarnated' | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

"Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said today, at his weekly news conference, that he had named junior point guard Keith Appling his third captain Sunday night." That's what prompted him to call Keith "RGIII reincarnated".

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo: 'We're not as solid as we were last year yet' | MLive.com

"Izzo has refused to settle, using five different rotations, most recently switching back to the lineup he used in the season opener for the Spartans' 59-56 win over Ohio State on Saturday night at Breslin Center."

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