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07:37 AM ET 01.14 | Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had plenty of company on the bench Saturday during the Spartans' win over Minnesota. The only problem was it came from senior Adreian Payne, who carries far more value when he is actually on the court playing. ... [Payne's] right foot was in a boot and he didn't play a minute. He has dealt with plantar fasciitis in his right foot for much of the season and it has played a role in leading to what the Spartans are now calling a sprain. But even after gutting out 18 points in a victory early last week over Ohio State, Izzo said there are no plans to push Payne to return in an effort to secure a few more victories. "We're going to make it so it's 100 percent," said Izzo, who declared Payne questionable for Wednesday's game at Northwestern.

The Detroit News

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January 14, 2014  10:41 AM ET

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