COL BKB: Purdue 74, Michigan State 56

INDIANAPOLIS, March 11 (UPI) -- A 30-point effort from Kalin Lucas and a strong defensive showing Friday lifted Michigan State to a 74-56 win over No. 9 Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament.

COL BKB: Ohio State 71, Michigan State 61

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- William Buford scored 23 points Tuesday to lead third-ranked Ohio State to a 71-61 win over Michigan State.

COL BKB: Mich. State 64, Wisconsin 61 (OT)

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Draymond Green scored eight points in overtime Tuesday, sparking No. 24 Michigan State to a 64-61 decision over 21st-ranked Wisconsin.

COL BKB: Michigan St. 90, Prairie View 51

EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Durrell Summers hit five 3-pointers en route to 25 points for No. 15 Michigan State Saturday and the Spartans cruised to a 90-51 victory over Prairie View A&M.

COL BKB: Michigan State 77, Oakland 76

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Eighth-ranked Michigan State survived a scare from in-state rival Oakland Saturday with a 77-76 victory over the Grizzlies.

COL BKB: Michigan St. 73, Tenn. Tech 55

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Durrell Summers pumped in 21 points and Kalin Lucas added 15 Sunday in No. 2 Michigan State's 73-55 triumph over Tennessee Tech.

COL BKB: Michigan State 76, Washington 71

LAHAINA, Hawaii, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Michigan State's Durrell Summers canned two key second-half 3-pointers Wednesday and the No. 2 Spartans bested No. 11 Washington 76-71 in Hawaii.

COL BKB: Michigan State 82, Chaminade 74

LAHAINA, Hawaii, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Kalin Lucas poured in 28 points Monday to help No. 2 Michigan State hold off upset-minded Chaminade 82-74 at the Maui, Hawaii, Invitational.

COL BKB: Michigan State 96, E. Michigan 66

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Kalin Lucas, returning from a major injury, scored 18 points Friday in leading No. 2 Michigan State past Eastern Michigan 96-66.

COL BKB: Michigan State 64, Michigan 48

EAST LANSING, Mich., March 7 (UPI) -- Raymar Morgan scored 22 points Sunday and No. 12 Michigan State claimed a share of the Big Ten title with a 64-48 rout of Michigan.

COL BKB: Michigan St. 67, Penn St. 65

EAST LANSING, Mich., March 4 (UPI) -- Raymar Morgan and Kalin Lucas combined to hit three late free throws Thursday that allowed No. 12 Michigan State to fight off Penn State 67-65.

COL BKB: Michigan State 72, Indiana 58

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Draymond Green and Kalin Lucas combined for 27 points Tuesday to spark No. 11 Michigan State to a 72-58 pounding of Indiana.

COL BKC: Michigan State 65, Penn State 54

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Kalin Lucas scored 24 points in his first game back from an injury Saturday to propel No. 10 Michigan State to a 65-54 win over Penn State.

COL BKB: Purdue 76, Michigan State 64

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- E'Twaun Moore scored 25 points and JaJuan Johnson added 19 Tuesday to propel No. 6 Purdue to a 76-64 victory over No. 10 Michigan State.

Wall among finalists for the Cousy Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kentucky freshman John Wall is among this season's candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the nation's top college guard.
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Kalin Lucas
Michigan States' Kalin Lucas watches his team practice for the NCAA Midwest Regional Basketball Tournament at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on March 25, 2010. Lucas will miss the rest of the NCAA tournament after he ruptured his left Achilles' tendon. The tournament features Tennessee against Ohio State and University of Northern Iowa against Michigan State on March 26. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Kalin Lucas (born May 24, 1989 in Sterling Heights, Michigan) is an American basketball player for Michigan State University. He attended St. Mary's Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Lucas is nicknamed "Too Easy," and more recently, "Cool Hand Lucas."

As a true freshman, Lucas immediately saw heavy playing time for the 2007-2008 Spartans, averaging 25 minutes a game. His team-leading 13.5 points per game in the first two rounds were a major component of their Sweet Sixteen run in the NCAA Tournament. During his Sophomore season, Lucas earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors, First-Team All Big Ten, and was named Michigan State's MVP, all while carrying the Spartans to the National Championship game against North Carolina. He led MSU in scoring (14.7 ppg), field goals made (173) and attempted (438), free throws made (172) and attempted (213), assists (4.6 apg) and minutes (31.9 mpg), while ranking second in steals (39).

Lucas elected to stay his senior season at Michigan State. His achilles tendon rupture was likely a major factor in his decision. The Michigan State junior was described as being projected to be 'no more than a serviceable player', but was also praised for being 'lightning quick and battle-tested'. Draftexpress.com predicted that Lucas would be the 33rd overall pick of the draft.

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