Keith Appling


The next time you find yourself asking, "How does Tom Izzo have just a consistently contending program year in and year out?" consider this:


NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State, 60-54, to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tourna


One more win.

One more win for Keith Appling and Adreian Payne, one more win for Michigan State and the somewhat unbelievable streak stays alive.


The Big Ten hasn’t captured a national championship since 2000. Will that change this year?


Michigan State has played some great basketball this season, but there might not have a better two-game stretch than the one Tom Izzo’s crew just put together over the fina