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MSU's Izzo doesn't apologize for yelling at Henry

Tom Izzo didn't apologize for yelling at freshman forward Aaron Henry during the second half of Michigan State's first-round NCAA tournament win over Bradley on Thursday.

Izzo: Couple guys didn't compete the way we needed them to (1:38)
Farnham OK with Izzo showing frustration with players (1:01)
Michigan State's late 7-0 run fuels them to win (0:31)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State survived a serious upset bid from Bradley in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Des Moines, but the Spartans' 76-65 victory was hardly inspiring. Michigan State, the No. 2 seed in the East, didn't take a lead of eight points until less than three minutes remained. The Spartans had to rely on Cassius Winston, who was their leading scorer with 26 points, far too much. Michigan State will play 10-seed Minnesota in the second round on Saturday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

If you're wondering – and you probably are if you're watching Michigan State and Bradley – the No. 2 seed has lost just eight times to the No. 15 seed in the NCAA tournament. Michigan State, in fact, is the most recent upset victim as a No. 2 seed. The Spartans as the two-seed in 2016 lost to Middle Tennessee State. Michigan State leads Bradley 50-48 with less than 12 minutes remaining.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensively, Cassius Winston carried Michigan State in the first half. Winston has 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting. The rest of the Spartans are 6-of-20. Michigan State, the No. 2 seed in the East Regional, trail 15th-seeded Bradley 35-34 at halftime. Bradley is 6-of-9 from three, compared to 2-of-10 for the Spartans.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State is struggling to separate from Bradley but has reason to feel optimistic. The Braves are 4-of-6 from three and are shooting 47 percent overall. They're also outrebounding the Spartans 13-10. Michigan State is shooting just 32 percent but still leads 20-19 with just more than seven minutes remaining in the first half.

How to choose your bracket's champion (2:17)
Michigan State has Final Four potential (0:46)
Michigan State's Ahrens suffers leg injury (1:35)
Duke gets No. 1 overall seed (3:16)

McQuaid, Winston lead Michigan over Michigan State 65-60

Matt McQuaid scored a career-high 27 points, Cassius Winston converted the go-ahead layup in the closing minute, and No. 6 Michigan State rallied to beat No. 10 Michigan 65-60 for its sixth Big Ten Tournament championship on Sunday.

Michigan State comes back and takes the Big Ten title (2:11)
Winston scores game-winning layup with 30 seconds left (0:17)
Henry rises high for jam (0:18)
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Izzo: Spartans G Ahrens to miss tourney (ankle)

A leg injury to Michigan State guard Kyle Ahrens triggered an emotional scene at the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday. Coach Tom Izzo said after the game Ahrens is done for the season.

Winston ices game with jumper (0:15)
Goins gets friendly roll on 3-pointer (0:26)
Winston dances around defenders for finger roll (0:18)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston on the return of big man Nick Ward and how he impacts the team's style of play.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.2
Rebounds Per Game41.0
Assists Per Game19.1
Points Allowed65.741st

Tournament History

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