This Time, Spartans Show Fight on Court

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Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne were the big story before Michigan State and Penn State tipped off tonight, thanks to their morning altercation that prompted a call to university police.

They were the story of the game, too. Checking in together for the first time with 16:37 to play in a tight contest, they lifted the No. 18 Spartans to a 81-72 victory at Bryce Jordan Arena.


And then they were the postgame story. Coach Tom Izzo brought Dawson and Payne with him to his news conference, where both apologized for a hallway scuffle at their hotel that resulted in a hole in the wall but no charges — and...

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