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Michigan State Spartans Photos

Michigan State Spartans Photos

  1. FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, Michigan State guard Branden Dawson, left, listens to coach Tom Izzo during an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. Dawson is staying for his senior season. The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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    Michigan State basketball player Adreian Payne receives the John R. Wooden Outreach Award from Mark Llewellyn, the son of Richard Duke Llewellyn, who founded the Wooden Award along with coach John Wooden, during a ceremony Friday, April 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Hans Gutknecht) LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT

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  2. Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, second from left; his son Steven, middle front; his wife, Lupe, behind Steven; MSU basketball player Adreian Payne, behind Lupe Izzo; and others attend a candelight vigil along the banks of the Red Cedar River on the MSU campus Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich., in memory of Lacey Holsworth, of St. Johns, Mich. Eight-year-old Lacey died Tuesday night of cancer. (AP Photo/Lansina State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith) NO SALES

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    Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, second from left; his son Steven, middle front; his wife, Lupe, behind Steven; MSU basketball player Adreian Payne, behind Lupe Izzo; and others sing during a candelight vigil along the banks of the Red Cedar River on the MSU campus Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich., in memory of Lacey Holsworth, of St. Johns, Mich. Eight-year-old Lacey died Tuesday night of cancer. (AP Photo/Lansina State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith) NO SALES

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  3. Michigan State basketball player Adreian Payne leaves a message for Lacey Holsworth on Wednesday night, April 9, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich., where he and other people gathered along the banks of the Red Cedar River on MSU campus. The little girl affectionately known as "Princess Lacey" finally succumbed to the cancer that she battled since 2011. Her father, Matt Holsworth, said Lacey died at their home late Tuesday "with her mommy and daddy holding her in their arms." Lacey met Payne during one of her hospital stays, and their friendship quickly blossomed. The little girl became known to legions of basketball fans, cheering on Payne and the Spartans on Twitter as they became a popular pick to win it all this season. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith) NO SALES

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans handles the ball against Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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  4. NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans handles the ball against Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans fails to save a ball from going out of bounds against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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  5. NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies dunks the ball in the second half as Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans looks on during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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