Michigan State still a title favorite 

January, 6, 2014
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Adreian PayneBrendan Maloney/USA TODAY SportsAdreian Payne is just one of several key MSU players who wasn't fully healthy earlier this season.
Oklahoma State lost on the road to an unranked opponent. Ditto for Duke and UConn. Oregon and Iowa both came up short away from home against a pair of ranked clubs. League play on the road is utterly unforgiving. It’s usually where the separation begins between the men and the boys.

Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans are men. Forgotten men.

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