Sunday, March 29, 2009

Michigan State Beats No. 1 Seed Louisville to Reach Final Four

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The Spartans gave the Final Four a hometown feel, stopping overall No. 1 seed Louisville 64-52 Sunday to win the Midwest Regional.

Goran Suton had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Spartans (30-6) reached their fifth Final Four in 11 years — the most trips of any team in the nation during that span.
Only 90 miles from their campus in East Lansing, the Spartans will play Connecticut on Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

A crowd of 72,000, the largest ever for college basketball's signature event, is expected for each game.

The Cardinals allowed Michigan State to dictate the pace with their deliberate half-court style, and Louisville's vaunted pressure defense produced no fastbreak points.
Instead, Michigan State relied on its physical style and finally broke the Cardinals.
After going 28 minutes without either team taking more than a three-point lead, the Cardinals broke down.
Louisville came back from a 30-27 halftime deficit to take a 34-32 lead with 15:33 to go.
But the Spartans answered with the first big run of the day, outscoring Louisville 9-2 over a two-minute span for a 41-36 lead.

The Spartans were just getting started.

Michigan State took advantage of the Cardinals poor free-throw shooting to go on a 17-7 run that made it 58-43 with 5:50 to go.

That forced Louisville to rush its offense into bad shots, and with Louisville's rebounders out of position, Michigan State dominated.

The Cardinals made only one basket in the last 5:18 and shot just 38.3 percent from the field


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spartans rout Colonials, prepare for Trojans

No. 2 Michigan State defeated Robert Morris on Friday night 77-62 ...

and will advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament’s Midwest bracket to face No. 10 Southern Cal Sunday night at 5:00 PM on CBS.

Michigan State will play No. 10 Southern California (22-12) in Sunday's 5 p.m. second-round game (CBS). The Trojans defeated No. 7 Boston College, 72-55.

"I have to say I was pleased with a lot of that game," said MSU coach Tom Izzo. "Our rebounding was phenomenal and our defense was pretty good. We still have some work to do with our shooters, but this was good for us because it was against a team that played pretty well for that first 15 minutes.

"Our subs came in and did a great job."
Freshman forward Draymond Green came on strong off the bench after junior forward Raymar Morgan got in early foul trouble and scored a career-high 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting from the field.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Pat's Day - Things to do in Michigan

March 17th, 2009 - The Power and The Glory
March 17th, 2009 - Planetarium Public Show
March 17th, 2009 - White House in Miniature
March 17th, 2009 - Flanagan's St. Patrick's Day
March 17th, 2009 - 4th Annual Kegs N Eggs at The Black Rose
March 17th, 2009 - Dinosaur Chronicles Planetarium Show
March 17th, 2009 - Dinosaur Chronicles Planetarium Show
March 17th, 2009 - Jonathan Borofsky
March 17th, 2009 - Andre Kertesz: On Reading
March 17th, 2009 - Karaoke at Joey's Lounge
March 17th, 2009 - Karaoke at Rumors
March 17th, 2009 - MOBY-DICK: Frank Stella and Herman Melville
March 17th, 2009 - Hair Happy Hour at Ecouter
March 17th, 2009 - Imaginings
March 17th, 2009 - Nancy Wolfe Art Exhibition
March 17th, 2009 - St. Pat's Swing Dance at DeVos Place
March 17th, 2009 - Open Mic Night at Gardella's
March 17th, 2009 - St. Patrick's Day at Bar Divani
March 17th, 2009 - St. Patrick's Day at Grand Woods Lounge
March 17th, 2009 - St. Pat's at Billy's
March 17th, 2009 - ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Meanwhile Film Series)
March 17th, 2009 - St. Patrick's Day 2009 at Hubs Inn
March 17th, 2009 - Art of Rural Life Nancy Fuller
March 17th, 2009 - Don Bidell and Acoustic Brew St. Patty's Day Celebration
March 17th, 2009 - St. Patrick's Day @ One Trick Pony
March 17th, 2009 - 22nd Annual Wearin' of the Green Parade
March 17th, 2009 - USGBC - WM Strategic Planning Session
March 17th, 2009 - Blue Man Group: Making Waves
March 17th, 2009 - Bread for the World Letter-Writing Wampaign
March 17th, 2009 - Italian Romance
March 17th, 2009 - Foremost's Butterflies are Blooming
March 17th, 2009 - Eyes on Earth
March 17th, 2009 - Babytimes!
March 17th, 2009 - Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Conference
ABWA Maia Chapter Dinner Meeting
ABWA/Maia Chapter - Monthly dinner meeting
ABWA Suburban Connection Chapter Meeting
March 17th, 2009 - Open Wide
March 17th, 2009 - Compulsive Hoarding Support Group
March 17th, 2009 - Dinosaurs: Just Imagine!
March 17th, 2009 - Future Kulture
March 17th, 2009 - Future Kulture
March 17th, 2009 - Indian Mounds Rock and Mineral Club
March 17th, 2009 - Pine Rest Hosts 'Boiling Over: Anger Management Classes (for ages 9-17)'
March 17th, 2009 - Swing Dance Workshop
March 17th, 2009 - FinalCut Pro Editing Class
March 17th, 2009 - Career Fair
March 17th, 2009 - Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments at Westgate Bowl
March 17th, 2009 - Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments at Sherman Bowling Lanes
March 17th, 2009 - Tobacco Free for Good
March 17th, 2009 - BellyDance Boot Camp
Athena Presentation

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Southeast Michigan Girls AAU U14 Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the Bloomfield Stars U14 AAU Basketball team will take place on March 17th, 2009

U14 covers most high school freshmen and younger high school sophomores (born after July 1st)

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.

31440 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Time: 7-9pm.
(Please arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork completion)

$20.00 Tryout fee (covers AAU card)
This team will be a competitive team with limited overnight travel.
Please call for more details: 248 553 9204, if interested.

Coach: Starlin Stevens -


Practices will be in Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield and neighboring communities.

Limited Roster for more playing time.
Extensive training.