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Georgia Bulldogs falter in the final minute, lose to Michigan State in tourney opener 70-63
Michigan State's Branden Dawson, left, is fouled by Georgia's Marcus Thornton, right, during the second half of Friday's NCAA tournament game in Charlotte, N.C. - photo by Gerald Herbert
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At times, Michigan State showed off its tournament-tested look, getting out in transition and pushing back with poise after a run by its opponent. At others, the Spartans were making mental mistakes and struggling to protect their late lead in a shaky finish that had coach Tom Izzo punching the scorer's table in fury. "We're an interesting team," Izzo said.
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