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.