Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves is helped by trainers after colliding with OU's Eduardo Najera in the second half of the semifinal basketball game of the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday, March 19, 1999, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

Michigan State has a tough rock 'em, sock 'em basketball program

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One national title, six Final Fours and a dozen Sweet 16’s since 1999, Michigan State’s reputation remains unassailed. Not always the best team on the bracket, but usually the toughest.

Time is running out to fix the Thunder's defensive flaws

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This is a Thunder team that now has just 10 games, eight practices and six shoot-arounds left to find a solution to its current ills before top-seeded Golden State turns a once-scintillating first-round series into a potential bloodbath.

Despite friendship, OU's Buddy Hield and Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn will go hard against each other

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They went hard going against each other on the basketball court. Off the court, their relationship blossomed into a friendship that remains strong even though they are playing far apart.

Cowboys' Michael Freeman finds his way

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Freeman, a fifth-year senior with limited prior career success, now looks the part of an ace on a staff stacked with promising pitching.

Daniel Orton opens up about Manny Pacquiao, life after the Thunder

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Since being waived by the Thunder in October 2013, Daniel Orton has been signed and waived by Washington, signed and waived by Philadelphia, signed and released by two teams in the Chinese Basketball Association and signed, fined and released by a professional team in the Philippines. While playing for one of his teams in China, […]

Joe Castiglione makes it to Syracuse to support Sooners

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Oklahoma athletic director and tournament selection committee member Joe Castiglione was scheduled to be in Houston for the second weekend of the tournament.

That’s where the Final Four will be held next year when Castiglione is the committee chair.

But earlier this week on a conference call, Castiglione was informed that the assignments had been shuffled, allowing him to be in Syracuse for the Sooners’ game against Michigan State on Friday night at approximately 9:07.



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