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AP Michigan State Spartans center Derrick Nix, center, looks to the basket between Purde defenders Travis Carroll, left, and Ryne Smith in the second hal - Photo

Michigan State Spartans center Derrick Nix, center, looks to the basket between Purde defenders Travis Carroll, left, and Ryne Smith in the second hal

Sunday February 19, 08:35 PM
Michigan State Spartans center Derrick Nix, center, looks to the basket between Purde defenders Travis Carroll, left, and Ryne Smith in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Michigan State won 76-62. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)