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Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

   Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

Memorial wins 15th state championship

Saturday at the UW Natatorium, Madison Memorial put on a show at the Division One State Swim and Dive Championship. The Spartans put up a staggering 350.5 points, which was the second highest total in division one state history. 

Badgers sweep Michigan State on Senior Day

Teams ends regular season 19-9-2

In the last home series of the season, the Badger men's hockey team sent the seniors out in style, beating Michigan State 2-0 Saturday at the Kohl Center. 

Mersch leads Badgers to a 5-2 win

UW improves to 16-2-1 at home

Friday night at the Kohl Center, Badger Men's Hockey continued to dominate at home, beating Michigan State 5-2. 

Michigan upsets Michigan State 80-75

Wolverines knock off third-straight top-10 opponent

No. 25 Michigan 80, No. 3 Michigan State 75: Derrick Walton Jr. and Nik Stauskas led the way with 19 points apiece as the Wolverines handed the rival Spartans their first Big Ten loss.

No. 5 Michigan State bests Indiana

Crean believes Izzo can go all the way

Michigan State is playing for no less than a national championship this season, and Indiana coach Tom Crean is a believer.

Rusty Spartans survive Oakland scare

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had no idea how Branden Dawson would play after he challenged the enigmatic forward following a disappointing effort against North Carolina.

McFarland heads to state soccer tournament

McFarland soccer upset Mt. Horeb Saturday in the D3 sectional finals. With the win, the Spartans qualified for the state tournament for the first time. Senior Sam Shackett still finds it hard to believe. 

Memorial wins city golf meet

Webb shoots 67

Memorial dominated the City Golf Meet Saturday at Yahara Hills. The Spartans shot a 296 team total. That was 34 strokes better than second place Edgewood.

Spartans conquer Spartan Invite

Webb leads Spartans with 72

Madison Memorial hosted the Spartan Invite Monday at Blackhawk County Club. The Spartans walked away with the team championship with a 303. 

Badgers mired in second-place logjam

Michigan's victory, coupled with Wisconsin's loss to Purdue, created a four-way tie for second-place in the Big Ten among the Wolverines, Spartans, Badgers, and Ohio State.

Spartans have no problem with visiting Boilermakers

No. 18 Michigan State 84, Purdue 61: Gary Harris was 6-of-8 from 3-point range en route to a career-high 22 points and the host Spartans used a second-half surge to dispatch the Boilermakers.Branden Dawson added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Denzel Valentine scored 11 for Michigan State (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten), which bounced back after falling to Minnesota in its conference opener.Purdue (7-7, 1-1) held a 39-38 lead with 16:04 left in the game before the Spartans took over. Michigan State scored nine straight points at the free-throw line during an 11-0 run to take the lead and finally found its stroke from the field with 9:38 left, when Harris' 3-pointer sparked a stretch of baskets on four straight possessions.The Boilermakers had field goal droughts of 3:05 and 3:13 in the last 12 minutes of the second half, allowing the Spartans to push it all the way out to 71-48.A.J. Hammons scored 20 points but leading scorer Terone Johnson was held to 11 on 5-of-19 shooting for Purdue, which shot 39.3 percent from the field.GAME NOTEBOOK: Michigan State's leading scorer Keith Appling scored only six points on 2-of-6 shooting but handed out eight assists while committing only one turnover. … The Boilermakers had beaten No. 11 Illinois in their Big Ten opener on Wednesday. They will continue a brutal stretch to open conference play by hosting No. 8 Ohio State on Tuesday. … The Spartans have taken four straight in the series.

Nix sparks Spartans in win over Longhorns

Michigan State center scores 25 points, 11 rebounds

Rick Barnes hadn't seen a reason to double-team Michigan State center Derrick Nix. Neither had anyone else, but a lot of teams will when they look at Saturday's game tape.

No. 19 Spartans beat Tuskegee at historic venue

Game marked 50th anniversary of "Game of Change"

No. 19 Michigan State 92, Tuskegee 56: Keith Appling scored 25 points and Michigan State beat its historically black Division II foe at the Spartans' former home, the Jenison Field House.