Michigan State hangs on for 73-71 win over Villanova at Gavitt Tipoff Games

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The Detroit News

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Coming off Tuesday’s double-overtime victory over No. 4 Kentucky, Tom Izzo was on the lookout for his team getting a little too impressed with itself. As Izzo describes, “fat and sassy.” For almost 40 minutes on Friday, there was no sign of that as Michigan State opened a 15-point lead with less than eight minutes to play. Villanova came storming back, though, and took a 3-pointer in the final seconds that would’ve won the game. However, the shot from Eric Dixon banged off the rim and Michigan State held on for a 73-71 victory at the Breslin Center as part of the Gavitt T…

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