Derrick Nix

Michigan State Spartans #25 - Center

  • Height: 6-9
  • Weight: 270

Is Payne The Most Important Player For MSU?


The Spartans are a Final Four contender, but do they need Payne to be great to get there?

Senior Tribute: Reggie Johnson


Thanks Reggie, for all you gave to the team, the University of Miami, and 'Canes hoops fans both on and off the court. Tonight, I'm going to leave my leftover dinner in the fridge to mature another...

Louisville, Duke highlight Friday's tourney action

Two games from the Midwest Region will highlight Friday's NCAA Tournament action. In the first game Louisville will take on the surprising Oregon Ducks, while in the night-cap Michigan State faces...


Plumlee good, not great vs. Creighton

Mason Plumlee got into some foul trouble in Duke's win over Creighton, but he still managed to put together a solid performance.



Sparty disagrees with your flagrant foul call. SMH


Derrick Nix and Keith Appling got into a towel fight in the huddle, for whatever reason.

MSU, Memphis square off in guard battle

Michigan State and Memphis both look to lock opponents down on defense instead of outscoring them. Will Gary Harris and Keith Appling win a perimeter battle with Memphis' Joe Jackson?

Wolverines, Spartans move on


Michigan and Michigan State turned in a couple of the better performances on the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan State rolls past Valparaiso

The Spartans imposed their will on both ends of the floor against Valparaiso, out-rebounding the Cursaders by 24. With the impressive win in its pocket, MSU advances to the round of 32.

Ohio State advances to Big Ten title game

Ohio State survived a late Michigan State rally to win, 61-58. The Buckeyes will play the Wisconsin Badgers for the Big Ten tournament title on Sunday.

Craft, Ohio State outlast Michigan State, 61-58


Behind star junior point guard Aaron Craft, the Buckeyes moved on to another Big Ten Tournament championship game.

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