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2019 Schedule
32-7, 1st in Big Ten
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3dDan Murphy

Big Ten POY Winston returning to MSU

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston will return for his senior season in 2019, while forward Nick Ward said he plans to enter the NBA draft.

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Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is returning for his senior year. The Big Ten player of the year averaged nearly 19 points per game as a junior and broke a Big Ten single-season record with 291 assists.

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Michigan State junior forward Nick Ward said on Instagram Friday that he is declaring his eligibility for the NBA draft. Ward is not rated among the top 100 prospects in ESPN's ranking.

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11dPaula Lavigne

MSU student who reported rape 'no longer afraid'

Michigan State senior Bailey Kowalski says she feels "empowered" and is "no longer afraid," four years after she said she was raped by three now-former Spartan basketball players.

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12dPaula Lavigne

MSU student who reported rape reveals identity

A Michigan State student who reported being gang-raped by three now-former basketball players publicly identified herself Wednesday in a New York Times article in which she describes how the assault that she reported, and its aftermath, changed her life.

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14dBen Fawkes

Virginia favored to repeat in 2020 at Vegas books

Caesars Palace has installed Virginia as the 5-1 favorite to win next year's men's college basketball title, with the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook giving 7-1 odds to the Cavaliers and Kentucky as co-favorites.

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Courtside: Championship Monday

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich recap Texas Tech overwhelming Michigan State and Virginia's close call against Auburn (1:30). Plus, they preview tonight's National Championship game between the two teams (13:57) and discuss new allegations against Duke-Zion Williams by Michael Avenatti (33:17).

Winston: We knew it would be an ugly game (1:14)
How did Texas Tech take down Michigan State? (1:44)
Final Four predictions (2:27)
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20dJoe Fortenbaugh, Preston Johnson, Doug Kezirian and Jordan Schultz

Final Four betting guide: Best bets and props

Is Virginia worth betting on as a 5.5-point favorite against Auburn? What about Michigan State? Our handicappers give their favorite Final Four bets, including props.

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Duke duo, Morant among Wooden Award finalists

Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American team. Ja Morant of Murray State and Tennessee's Grant Williams were also invited to the award presentation in Los Angeles.

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Courtside: Final Four Preview

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich take a deep dive into the matchups that will define the Final Four. Can Texas Tech speed up the pace of Michigan State and make them uncomfortable (1:36)? Will Virginia be able to survive the barrage of threes from Auburn (13:11)? All that and more as the guys decide who will advance to the National Championship.

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David Barrett, One Shining Moment

Elle Duncan and Jason Fitz are joined by Emmy award winning composer David Barrett, the man behind the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship song, "One Shining Moment".

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Duke's Zion, Barrett top AP All-America team

Duke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the 11th pair of teammates to be named to the AP All-America first team and first freshman teammates since Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall in 2010.

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21dJeff Borzello

How the 2019 Final Four teams were built

Auburn, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Virginia were constructed using different approaches. All four teams have reached the same destination.

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Courtside: Elite 8 Breakdown

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich share their reactions from the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, including Cassius Winston bouncing the Duke freshman (1:30), Auburn's upset victory over Kentucky (11:26), Texas Tech's over Gonzaga (16:23) as well as Virginia finally finding redemption against Purdue (20:53). Plus, how did these teams get here?

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.9
Rebounds Per Game40.6
Assists Per Game18.4
Points Allowed65.134th

Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record64-30
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances31