Spartan pride! MSU football coach Mark Dantonio and MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo

Spartan pride! MSU football coach Mark Dantonio and MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo

It has been a week to remember for Spartan Nation. The No. 13-ranked men's basketball team, powered by Denzel Valentine's triple-double, knocked off No. 4 Kansas, while the No. 9 football team spoiled No. 3 Ohio State's perfect season with a last-second field goal. Keep reaching higher!

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It has been a week to remember for Spartan Nation. The No. 13-ranked men's basketball team, powered by Denzel Valentine's triple-double, knocked off No. 4 Kansas, while the No. 9 football team spoiled No. 3 Ohio State's perfect season with a last-second field goal. Keep reaching higher!

The Michigan State women's basketball team picked up its third victory over a ranked team this afternoon, knocking off No. 19/16 Purdue, 89-73 at the Breslin Center. MSU utilized a balanced and efficient offensive effort, as five Spartans scored in double figures and the team shot 50.0% from the field.  The Spartans (15-7) remain alone in second place in the Big Ten at 7-2.

The Michigan State women's basketball team picked up its third victory over a ranked team this afternoon, knocking off No. 19/16 Purdue, 89-73 at the Breslin Center. MSU utilized a balanced and efficient offensive effort, as five Spartans scored in double figures and the team shot 50.0% from the field. The Spartans (15-7) remain alone in second place in the Big Ten at 7-2.

Gary Harris (14) celebrates the Spartans' 78-74 win over Kentucky in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Gary Harris (14) celebrates the Spartans' 78-74 win over Kentucky in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Michigan State junior forward Adreian Payne has decided to return to MSU for his senior season and will not enter the NBA Draft. Payne earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors from the leagues coaches and media in 2012-13. He led the Spartans in rebounding (7.6 rpg), ranking third in the Big Ten, and ranked third on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg).

Michigan State junior forward Adreian Payne has decided to return to MSU for his senior season and will not enter the NBA Draft. Payne earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors from the leagues coaches and media in 2012-13. He led the Spartans in rebounding (7.6 rpg), ranking third in the Big Ten, and ranked third on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg).

Tuesday night's Michigan State-Michigan game marks the first time in 170 all-time meetings that both the Spartans and Wolverines enter the contest ranked in the Top 10. The MSU Athletics Department is asking Spartan fans to wear white to Tuesday night's contest as a show of uniform support for the men's basketball team.

Tuesday night's Michigan State-Michigan game marks the first time in 170 all-time meetings that both the Spartans and Wolverines enter the contest ranked in the Top 10. The MSU Athletics Department is asking Spartan fans to wear white to Tuesday night's contest as a show of uniform support for the men's basketball team.

Discussing Michigan State-Alabama and No. 1-ranked MSU basketball

Discussing Michigan State-Alabama and No. 1-ranked MSU basketball

MSU is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world. Currently they hold six NCAA Final Four appearances in 12 years by the men's basketball team. When you are a student at an amazing university like Michigan State, it's easy to be proud to be a Spartan! Show your Spartan pride with the MSU bead by College Bead Co! All of our Michigan State bracelet beads are made to fit most bracelet lines including Pandora, Chamilia, Troll, Biagi, Zable, Kera, Personality, Reflections, S

MSU is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world. Currently they hold six NCAA Final Four appearances in 12 years by the men's basketball team. When you are a student at an amazing university like Michigan State, it's easy to be proud to be a Spartan! Show your Spartan pride with the MSU bead by College Bead Co! All of our Michigan State bracelet beads are made to fit most bracelet lines including Pandora, Chamilia, Troll, Biagi, Zable, Kera, Personality, Reflections, S

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012-13 men's basketball schedule on August 30. A game on an United States Air Force Base in Germany, a neutral-site contest against a Top-5 team, a road game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a return to Jenison Field House and a home game against Texas highlight Michigan State's non-conference schedule. MSU's league slate includes five opponents ranked in the Top 25 by both CBSSports.com and ESPN.com.

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012-13 men's basketball schedule on August 30. A game on an United States Air Force Base in Germany, a neutral-site contest against a Top-5 team, a road game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a return to Jenison Field House and a home game against Texas highlight Michigan State's non-conference schedule. MSU's league slate includes five opponents ranked in the Top 25 by both CBSSports.com and ESPN.com.

See why ESPN thinks nobody has it better in football and basketball than Michigan State! #ReachHigher

Who's got it better in football and basketball than Michigan State? Nobody

See why ESPN thinks nobody has it better in football and basketball than Michigan State! #ReachHigher

The No. 20/18 Michigan State women's basketball team opens the 2013-14 season with a top-20 battle at No. 6/7 Notre Dame (1-0) on Monday night at 7 p.m. The Spartans, who were also picked third in the Big Ten, return five of their top-six scorers from last season and opened with two strong offensive performances in the exhibition games. MSU begins with a road game for the first time since 2009 and it is the highest ranked MSU opponent since Nov. 19, 2010.

The No. 20/18 Michigan State women's basketball team opens the 2013-14 season with a top-20 battle at No. 6/7 Notre Dame (1-0) on Monday night at 7 p.m. The Spartans, who were also picked third in the Big Ten, return five of their top-six scorers from last season and opened with two strong offensive performances in the exhibition games. MSU begins with a road game for the first time since 2009 and it is the highest ranked MSU opponent since Nov. 19, 2010.

With classes started and football kicked off, it means that the 2013-14 Michigan State women's basketball season is fast approaching. On Wednesday, Spartan head coach Suzy Merchant released their upcoming schedule. The schedule is highlighted by nine teams that played in last year's NCAA Tournament, including opening at Final Four participant Notre Dame, in addition to three other postseason qualifiers.

With classes started and football kicked off, it means that the 2013-14 Michigan State women's basketball season is fast approaching. On Wednesday, Spartan head coach Suzy Merchant released their upcoming schedule. The schedule is highlighted by nine teams that played in last year's NCAA Tournament, including opening at Final Four participant Notre Dame, in addition to three other postseason qualifiers.

The Adreian Payne Story: How Michigan State Star Became the Ultimate Role Model | Bleacher Report.  So inspiring!

The Adreian Payne Story: How Michigan State Star Became the Ultimate Role Model | Bleacher Report. So inspiring!

The Spartans are getting preseason respect with the No. 1 ranking and also a No. 2 ranking from Sporting News' college basketball yearbook magazine.

Michigan State basketball ranked nation's No. 1 team by Lindy's Sports

The Spartans are getting preseason respect with the No. 1 ranking and also a No. 2 ranking from Sporting News' college basketball yearbook magazine.

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