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KJ@theonlycolors

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  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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Former manager of and occasional contributor at TheOnlyColors.com. Scatterplot-ophile.

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Calibrating concern

The state of the MSU basketball team is still okeedokee for the most part, but Keith Appling's recent slump is cause for worry

Graphing the Big Ten season to date — UM Hoops.com

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Mr. Burkhardt does the heavy lifting for us, creating polynomial-based trendlines showing efficiency trends for each Big Ten team so far this year. Forewarning: MSU's chart is somewhat panic-inducing, but keep in mind you have to mentally control for fluctuations in schedule strength (which has been on the tougher side of late).

On balance

MSU's five starters are winning games by sharing the load

My only Valentine

Denzel Valentine has become a key playmaker for MSU over the last four games

Dylan from UMHoops on Michigan-Michigan State

An interview about tonight's big rivalry game at the Breslin Center.

Recap: Hitting the easy button

Michigan State cruises by Purdue 78-65, setting up a top ten showdown between intrastate rivals Tuesday night

Worry? Worry.

Gary Harris and Travis Trice are both uncertain for Wednesday's game.

The Un-Izzos

So far, so good for the MSU basketball team, even if they're winning in untraditional ways

Why basketball is hard

Digging into the details on MSU's offense

Recap: Coming up big

Michigan State unveils its new starting lineup, edges out Ohio State 59-56

Mining the Box Score: Making like a phoenix

Michigan State gets a bowl win in appropriate form: close, ugly, and low-scoring (17-16)

New Year's Day Bowl Open Thread

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Revel in all the #B1G action here

Exit Brandan Kearney

Breaking news of the not-good variety.

Rimshots

A lot of the action in MSU basketball games this season is happening around the rim, which is mostly a good thing

Recap: Upset Nixed

Michigan State goes inside to post a 67-56 win over Texas

Post-Patsy Plottin'

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Graphing our way through the concerns about the MSU offense going into the Texas game and conference play

Preview/Game Thread: MSU vs. Tuskegee

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A quick look at the Tuskegee basketball team before tonight's game at Jenison Fieldhouse

An evening in yesteryear

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Recapping the Michigan State basketball Alumni Game at Jenison Fieldhouse

The wingman cometh

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Gary Harris' Spartan career is off to a blazing start

Adventures in small sample sizing

An early look at key statistical indicators for each member of the MSU basketball team

Recap: Beat 'em up, beat 'em up

Michigan State rolls to an 84-39 win over Nicholls State

Thinking small

Is Tom Izzo serious about adjusting MSU's starting lineup down a notch in size?

Mining the Box Score: Last Stand

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Reveling in (most of) the numbers from MSU's regular season-closing win over Minnesota

U-G-L-Y

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This game didn't have no alibi: Michigan State 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 60

Stay calm and be thankful you're a Spartan

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Pausing to contemplate the things that are still pretty great about MSU athletics

Mining the Box Score: Analysis defied

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The mind-scrambling numbers behind Michigan State's 23-20 loss to Northwestern

Recap: Checking the first box off

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Michigan State defeats Texas Southern 69-41 in the first of several early-season tuneups

Going in alone

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MSU is posting an abnormally low number of assists so far. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Recap: Watch out for that first step

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Michigan State drops its season opener to Connecticut in disappointing fashion, 66-62

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