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Men's Basketball

Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament

March 27, 1999 • Final Four
Spartans 62, Duke 68
Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves drives against Duke's William Avery in the first half. Duke's Chris Carrawell drives against Michigan State's Charlie Bell in the first half. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo walks the by the team's bench during the last seconds of the 68-62 loss to Duke.
Sparty Spartan walks off the court as Duke's Elton Brand is congratulated by Andre Hutson after Duke's 68-62 win. Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves sits quietly prior to a news conference following Michigan State's 68-62 loss. Michigan State players on the bench sit dejectedly in the closing moments of the game against Duke.

March 21, 1999 • Midwest Region • Finals:
Spartans 73, Kentucky 66
Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves reacts in the closing moments of the Spartans' 73-66 win over Kentucky. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Antonio Smith celebrate big win with the scissors. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hugs Mateen Cleaves during postgame celebration.
Michigan State's Antonio Smith cuts down the net after the Spartans Midwest Regional Finals win. Michigan State's Antonio Smith does a cartwheel after defeating Kentucky. Michigan State's Doug Davis reacts to a play against Kentucky during the first half.
Michigan State University fans celebrate while parading through the campus Sunday. Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves is mobbed by fans after the Spartans beat Kentucky. Michigan State students Jeff Zacharski, left, and Tom Michalski cheer with the crowd gathered at the Breslin Center on the school's campus, Sun.
March 19, 1999 • Midwest Region • Semifinals:
Spartans 54, Oklahoma 46
Mateen Cleaves drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma's Eduardo Najera during semifinal in St. Louis. Forward Morris Peterson plays defense on Oklahoma guard Michael Johnson during NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal. Antonio Smith gets double-teamed by Oklahoma's Alex Spaulding, right, and Ryan Humphrey during the first half.
March 14, 1999 • Midwest Region • Round Two:
Spartans 74, Ole Miss 66
Mateen Cleaves and Jason Klein celebrate late in the game during their 74-66 win. Morris Peterson reacts after forcing a turnover against Mississippi. The Michigan State bench celebrates during the second half.
Mateen Cleaves led the Spartans with 18 in the second-round game of the NCAA Midwest Regional. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo sends instructions in with Mateen Cleaves during the first half. Michigan State's A.J. Granger dunks in front off Mississippi's Jason Flanigan during the first half.
March 12, 1999 • Midwest Region • Round One:
Spartans 76, Mount St. Mary's 53
Mateen Cleaves drives to the basket against Mount St. Mary's Gregory Harris in the first half. Antonio Smith and Mount St. Mary's Robert Balgac go after a rebound. Michigan State's A.J. Granger and Mount St. Mary's Newton Gayle battle for a loose ball.

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