MSU Prepares for UCLA

Jennifer Hammond reports as the Michigan State Spartans prepare to face UCLA in the First Four on Thursday night.

Watts, Henry lift Michigan State over No. 2 Michigan 70-64

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rocket Watts scored 21 points and Aaron Henry had 18 to lead Michigan State to a 70-64 victory over No. 2 Michigan on Sunday that seems to seal coach Tom Izzo’s 23rd consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.

Michigan St tops No. 5 Illinois 81-72, bolsters NCAA chances

Aaron Henry scored 20 points and Joshua Langford had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead Michigan State past the Fighting Illini 81-72 on Tuesday night, bolstering its chances of playing in college basketball's showcase.