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Healthy Michigan State faces solid Virginia

Michigan State, healthy at last, faces consistent Virginia in East Regional semifinals

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Michigan State has been its old self the last couple of weeks or so, finally healthy and looking like the team that was No. 1 in the AP poll for three weeks early in the season.

Virginia jumped to the country’s attention when it ran away with the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and backed it up with the tournament championship.

Michigan State, the team that has become the popular pick to win it all despite being a No. 4 seed, and Virginia, the forgotten No. 1 seed, meet Friday night in the East Regional semifinals.

Making the night a little more historic is that it will be the first time the NCAA tournament has been in Madison Square Garden in 53 years.

Updated on Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Updated on Aug. 28, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.
 In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, photo, Michigan State NCAA college head football coach Mark Dantonio walks away after speaking to guests touring the the new North End Zone Complex renovations at Spartan Stadium on the Michigan State Campus in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)  DETROIT NEWS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT DETROIT FREE PRESS

Updated on Aug. 27, 2014 at 4:26 a.m.
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