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2 Michigan State Spartans
Kelli Anderson
November 23, 2009
The bout of walking pneumonia and mononucleosis that forward Raymar Morgan suffered last season should yield a few benefits this year. For one, "I had no idea how much I could endure," says Morgan, who also broke his nose in the Sweet 16 against Kansas. "Continuing to play through the illness and [injury] showed me a whole other side of myself." And second: If Morgan had continued the season the way he started it (averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds through the first 16 games), teammate Draymond Green says, "he probably wouldn't be on our team now."
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November 23, 2009

2 Michigan State Spartans

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15--3 (1st)

NCAA tournament

National runner-up

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

Returning starter

SCHEDULE

Nov. 13 Florida Gulf Coast

Nov. 17 Gonzaga

Nov. 20 Toledo

Nov. 22 Valparaiso

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