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Poised under pressure

Trying to win its first national championship since the Magic Johnson era, Michigan State has survived its share of scares in this year's tournament. With pictures from Sports Illustrated photographers, spotlights the Spartans.


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Al Tielemans
After missing the first two months of the season with a broken foot, All-America guard Mateen Cleaves returned to his role as the Spartans' leader on the court. "We have a refuse-to-lose attitude. When we get down, we pull together," Cleaves says.

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