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Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

Posted on: March 4, 2012 9:50 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

Michigan State lost the opportunity to win the Big Ten outright title today -- and that's not all the Spartans lost. 

Tom Izzo also watched starter Branden Dawson go down with a torn ACL early in the loss to Ohio State. 

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Dawson was averaging 8.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this season. He had four points in the loss to Ohio State prior to the injury. 

This is a significant blow to the Spartans -- who will now have to put Brandon Wood back in the starting lineup. 

Dawson is a big-time athlete who brings toughness, defense and a rebounding from the wing spot. 

Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 8:57 am
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

UGH...this is devasting news as MSU heads into the B1G tournament but even more so for the NCAA tourney. He is not outstanding defensively but those 8-9 points per game and rebounds will be sorely missed. Watching Kearney take his spot in the 2nd half does not instill much confidence heading into the post season.



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 7:28 am
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

I really thought Dawson's injury was a turning point in the game.  He had been playing well and will be sorely missed. 



Since: Feb 6, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:47 pm
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

Tough break. Get well soon.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:08 pm
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

This is a very bad loss. He changed the entire flow of the game.  We'll need to find a new identity and quickly.



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 10:44 pm
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

in the Big Ten Tournament MSU gets the 1 seed U of M gets the 2 seed and Ohio gets the 3 seed
of course CBS sports gets it wrong.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

It always sucks when any athlete suffers an ACL injury. Branden Dawson will have to put forth a monster effort to recover from this injury. If he's a determined athlete - and I've no doubt he is - he will work his butt off to recover and will be back on the floor by November.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2012 10:07 pm
 

Michigan State loses Branden Dawson to ACL

Buckeye fan here. Tough loss for Sparty. From the initial replay I thought it was an ACL. Even when the poor kid got up on his feet, his knee looked unstable. Best of luck in the BIG 10 and NCAA tourney MSU. You got a really good team.


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