Michigan State players practice at Madison Square Garden at the NCAA college basketball tournament in New York, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Michigan State plays Virginia in a regional semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

Healthy MSU faces solid Virginia

Michigan State has been its old self the last couple of weeks or so, finally healthy and looking like the team that was No. 1 in the AP poll…

Michigan State’s Travis Trice (20) shoots in front of Delaware’s Maurice Jeffers (15) in the first half of a second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Payne scores 41, Spartans top Blue Hens

Adreian Payne scored a career-high 41 points Thursday to get Michigan State off to a solid start in the NCAA tournament with a victory over …

Syracuse's Jerami Grant (3) drives past Western Michigan's Austin Richie, right, and Tucker Haymond (1) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Syracuse beats WMU in NCAA tourney

Syracuse's backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 34 points and the Orange defense clamped down in a 77-53 victory over Wes…

Left: Michigan's Jordan Morgan in the March 15 game vs Ohio State. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Center: Michigan State's Gary Harris dunks in the March 16 Big 10 Tournament Championship game vs Michigan. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Right: Western Michigan's Tucker Haymond in the March 15 game vs Toledo. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NCAA Tournament matchups announced

The first-round games of the NCAA basketball tournament were announced Sunday. • Story: MSU upsets UofM in B1G Tournament Championship

Michigan State guard Gary Harris (14) and Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) battle for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

MSU wins B1G Tournament Championship

Michigan State beat Michigan Sunday to earn the Big 10 Tournament Championship title. • Story: 1st round NCAA Tournament matchups announced

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WMU advances to NCAA Tournament

Top-seed Western Michigan has advanced to the NCAA National Tournament after a 98-77 win over Toledo Saturday night in the Mid-American Conf…