Keith Appling

Lacey Holsworth and Michigan State's Adreian Payne. (Getty Images)

Emma: Spartans Find Inspiration In 8-Year-Old Lacey

Young cancer survivor Lacey Holsworth and the Spartans have a special bond.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans drives for a shot attempt in the first half against D.J. Stephens #30 of the Memphis Tigers. (Credit: Gregory Shamus, Getty)

Michigan State Advances Past Memphis 70-48

Gary Harris scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first half to help third-seeded Michigan State cruise past sixth-seeded Memphis 70-48 on Saturday, putting the Spartans in the round of 16 for the fifth time in six years.

03/23/2013

Deshaun Thomas of the Ohio State Buckeyes shoots against Adreian Payne #5 and Derrick Nix of the Michigan State Spartans. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel, Getty)

Craft Leads Ohio State Past Spartans, 61-58

Aaron Craft came on strong in the second half to finish with 20 points and lead No. 10 Ohio State past No. 8 Michigan State, 61-58 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

03/16/2013

Draymond Green #23 and Brandon Wood #30 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate after a basket against the St. Louis Billikens in the second half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Michigan State Holds Off St. Louis To Advance To Sweet 16

Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling’s late 3-pointer, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the West Regional of the NCAA tournament.

03/18/2012

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans scores over Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Beat Spartans, For 3-Way Tie For Big Ten Title

William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting No. 10 Ohio State to a 72-70 win over No. 5 Michigan State on Sunday, forging a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

03/04/2012

Michigan State Spartans forward Draymond Green (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 9 Michigan State Beats No. 23 Michigan 64-54

Draymond Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 9 Michigan State to a 64-54 win over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, backing up his guarantee of a victory.

02/05/2012

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a shot during first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Upset No. 9 Michigan State, 42-41

Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

01/31/2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 20 Michigan Edges No. 9 Michigan State 60-59

Stu Douglass made a layup with 36.5 seconds remaining, and No. 20 Michigan held on through a wild final sequence to edge No. 9 Michigan State 60-59 on Tuesday night.

01/17/2012

Basketball Generic

Sixth-Ranked Spartans Fall To Northwestern 81-74

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo fretted during practice that some of his younger players would have a difficult time adjusting to the tempo and unique style of Northwestern’s offense.

01/14/2012

Keith Appling; Eric May

Michigan State Keeps NCAA Tournament Hopes Alive

Michigan State played a must-win game against Iowa Thursday and did just that. The Spartans finished with a five point lead and shut down the Hawkeyes.

03/10/2011

Davide Curletti

Northwestern Falls To Michigan St In OT

This was Michigan State’s second straight game they won in overtime. The four point deficit broke Northwestern’s win streak.

01/15/2011