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Michigan State fights back Spartan-style

Originally Published: March 27, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Down 60-55 to defending national champion Kansas, clock ticking to three minutes left. Season slipping away. Detroit dreams dying.

In that dire circumstance, Michigan State did what Michigan State does best.

It grabbed every rebound. It made every stop. It won a game that appeared lost.

"Kind of Spartan basketball," said the architect of that hard-edged style, Tom Izzo.

How Spartanesque were the final three minutes? Consider what transpired ...

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