Michigan State will host North Carolina in the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, December 4. The two teams are meeting for the fifth time in the challenge history, making UNC MSU's most played opponent in the 15-year history of the challenge.
There are plenty of photographs showing Derrick Nix wearing his Michigan State basketball uniform while standing next to head coach Tom Izzo. But the one taken Wednesday of Nix in a cap and gown is why Izzo is affectionately calling the former Spartan center "the miracle on Birch Street" these days.
Michigan State junior forward Adreian Payne has decided to return to MSU for his senior season and will not enter the NBA Draft. Payne earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches and media in 2012-13. He led the Spartans in rebounding (7.6 rpg), ranking third in the Big Ten, and ranked third on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg).
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03/30/2013 - Spartans Fall in Sweet 16 to Duke, 71-61
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