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NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Michigan State 70, Georgia 63 [Photos]

Denzel Valentine had 16 points and Travis Trice 15 to lead Michigan State past Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (24-11) advanced in the East Region to the round of 32 on Sunday against second-seeded Virginia, which defeated Belmont 79-67. Charles Mann's 19 points led Georgia (21-12).

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Stephen Smith/Executive Visions
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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Elsa Getty Images Sport
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Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament Funds Academy of Design & Construction Scholarships

This Saturday, March 7, the Academy of Design & Construction’s Advisory Council, along with title sponsor Triangle Associates, Inc., is hosting the third annual Academy of Design & Construction Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament, raising money to fund scholarships for academy students.

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James Swoboda
James Swoboda
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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Anand Soundarajan/ThinkStock
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Net a Hoops Trip Through 100.5 The River’s Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest

While New York hosts a professional basketball all-star weekend later this month, you can rev up for your own all-star pro hoops excursion -- or at least enter for a chance at one.

Win a trip to the pro hoops game of your choice through Greatest Hits

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Will Ferrell Hits Cheerleader in Face With Basketball as Movie Stunt [Video]

Will Ferrell was hauled out of a Lakers-Pelicans game in New Orleans last week after making a drunken spectacle of himself on the court and throwing a basketball at a cheerleader's face. What? Will Ferrell?

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Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters
Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters
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Harlem Globetrotters Returning to Grand Rapids

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.

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Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images
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Kiss Cam at Basketball Game Finds Fighting Couple [Video]

At a Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey game when they use the "Kiss Cam" on the video screen, and you get photographed with your sweetie, you're supposed to kiss, right? It's pretty cute, and most couples kiss and the crowd loves it.

Ah, ah, ah, not so fast there, sparky.  That's supposed to be the case, but in Chicago, at a Bulls basketball game, it didn't exactly happen that way.  But, have no fear, the Bulls mascot saves the day, and it's priceless!

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Screengrab courtesy MSU athletics, via Vine
Screengrab courtesy MSU athletics, via Vine
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Michigan State’sTom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Vaclav Volrab, ThinkStock
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MHSAA Rules Changes in Hockey, Basketball and Wrestling

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has made a number of changes for the 2014-15 winter sports season.

Changes have been made to hockey, wrestling, and girls and boys basketball. Most changes focus on player safety.

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Andy Lyons
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Former Michigan and Michigan State Stars to Face Grand Rapids Drive at Home Opener

The Grand Rapids Drive's regular season home opener is on November 26 and the visiting team will feature a couple of familiar faces.

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Mike Stobe, Getty Images
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Five Players from Michigan or Michigan State Selected in NBA Draft

Michigan and Michigan State players eligible for the NBA draft did well on Thursday night.

Five of them were selected, including four in the first 21 picks.

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