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MSU on the brink of best start to season

The Spartans' 16-1 start is just the third such record in school history. A win Saturday at Illinois would give this Michigan State team a milestone early -- but it isn't the end goal by any means.

It hasn't been a pretty start for the Michigan State basketball team, but it has been a successful one. The Spartans' 54-40 win against Northwestern on Wednesday moved the team to 16-1 – tied for the best record to open a season in school history. The last time the Spartans hit the 16-1 mark? 2000-01, a season that ended in the Final Four. But the Final...

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