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NCAA tournament: Michigan State holds off Georgia, 70-63
NCAA tournament: Michigan State holds off Georgia, 70-63

Denzel Valentine scored 16 points and went six for six at the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds to help Michigan State hold off Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64. Travis Trice scored 15 points and Branden Dawson had a strong second half for the seventh-seeded Spartans (24-11), who answered a push from the Bulldogs with a poised run to take back control. Yet they weren't nearly so steady coming down the stretch, flirting with blowing a 10-point lead in the final 1:16. Valentine's free throws were critical as Georgia (21-12) rallied to make it a one-possession game in a finish that at one point had Spartans longtime Coach Tom Izzo turning and...

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