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…

Northwestern forward Drew Crawford (1) drives the ball against Michigan State guard Keith Appling (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Dawson, No. 22 Spartans top Northwestern

Branden Dawson had 16 points and Gary Harris added 13 points to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern in the Big T…

Michigan head coach John Beilein waves the net after cutting it off following an 84-80 victory over Indiana in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 8, 2014, and winning the Big Ten regular season championship. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Stauskas, Beilein lead B1G awards

Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten’s Player of the Year, and head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year.