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With 26th pick in draft, Nets would ...

Chad Ford consoles Brooklyn fans writing that, despite the infamous 2013 trade with Boston putting the Nets this low, there's still quality to tab. That includes Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges, whose primary need is improved shooting. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Kourtney Kardashian and other notable top-25 alumni

Everyone knows where NBA stars went to school, but what about non-basketball alumni? From Burt Reynolds to Bing Crosby, we looked at a noteworthy person from each top-25 team's school.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Tom Izzo has played on an aircraft carrier and at military bases. He's visited Rupp Arena and the Dean Dome. In fact the coach who says he will play anyone anywhere has played just about everywhere. But when Penn State coach Patrick Chambers texted Izzo with a pseudo-neutral site league game, Izzo realized he'd never played at the Palestra. Now with the Big Ten signing off on it, Izzo can check the historic gym off his bucket list. Penn State, with six Philly guys on its roster, will host Michigan State on January 7 at the Palestra. "It was a no brainier," Izzo said.

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Green adds gold medal to his honors

Former Michigan State star Draymond Green led the Spartans to two Final Fours. As a member of the Golden State Warriors, he won the 2015 NBA title. Now, he's an Olympic gold medalist. Team USA saves best for last

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16dDana O'Neil

Bored by the Big Ten? MSU's recruits will change that

The Big Ten can be -- how to say this nicely -- plodding. But Michigan State's newcomers are likely to make the Big Ten not just good, but exciting. And you know, the Spartans aren't alone.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. tells ESPN his final five: Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

We've seen the Miles Bridges highlights this summer. The maxed out vertical. The time he hit his head on a rim in a summer pro/am game. But the thing that surprises me is how big he is. He's a powerful young guy. Looks like a grown man out there with the other Nike Skills Academy collegiate veterans.

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Who's taking the last shot for your top-25 team?

With the game on the line, some players are better suited than others to have the ball in their hands. Each top-25 team has a player who should have the rock in the game's final seconds.

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37dJeff Goodman

Big Ten stability: Minnesota's Pitino in trouble?

Some Big Ten coaches, such as Minnesota's Richard Pitino, sit squarely on the hot seat. Others, such as Michigan State's Tom Izzo, are untouchable. How do they all stack up?

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Former Spartans in TBT action

The Basketball Tournament cuts its field to 16 teams today in the race to win $2 million. MSU alums, Spartan Heroes, take on Marquette's squad, Golden Eagles Alumni, in Chicago today. Spartan Heroes defeated Ohio United on Saturday with former MSU guard Brandon Wood, the team's GM, scoring 19 points. Bracket

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

The full Battle 4 Atlantis bracket:

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Broncos and ex-Michigan State WR Bennie Fowler said in a statement about Draymond Green via text to The Undefeated: "On Saturday night, Draymond and I were eating in East Lansing. At no point, ever, did Draymond punch anyone. The claims against him are beyond false and I look forward to the truth coming out."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Battle 4 Atlantis still working on bracket but was told Michigan State and Louisville won't be on same side of bracket win or lose first-round game. MSU plays St. John's while Louisville plays Old Dominion. The other two games are Baylor-VCU and Wichita State-LSU on Nov. 23.

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.2Tied-26th
Rebounds Per Game41.96th
Assists Per Game20.71st
Points Allowed63.417th

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Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30