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Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win.

Senior guard Travis Trice scored 17 points and the seventh-seeded Spartans clamped down on defense to pull out a 76-70 victory over fourth-seeded Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday.

The Spartans (28-11), who were nearly counted out of the tournament conversation in February, won for the 12th time in 15 games. It’s a run that included them knocking off second-seeded Virginia last weekend and third-seeded Oklahoma in the regional semifinal on Friday.

Michigan State advances to face the winner of the South Regional Duke.

Wayne Blackshear had 28 points for the Cardinals (27-9) in a game that featured 11 lead changes.

It’s the ninth Final Four appearance for the Spartans, and first since 2010, when they lost 52-50 to Butler in the national semifinals. Izzo has led them to seven Final Fours including the 2000 national championship.

The Spartans did it with perseverance and with a roster that was regarded as having less talent than the team that lost in the regional final to Connecticut a year ago. Michigan State lost three of its top four scorers  … click here for more details.

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The Detroit Police Department needs your help locating a missing 12-year-old .

Freddy Hill IV was last seen on Sunday, March 29th on the 2200 block of LaBelle. At approximately 11:30 a.m., his mother discovered a note penned by the child divulging that he desired to leave the home. The note sparked a frantic search, but his mother could not locate him … click here for more details.

Sexual assault in men’s sauna at University of Michigan

University of Michigan Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for a sexual assault in the men’s sauna Sunday afternoon.

According to the Division of Public Safety and Security, a university employee was sitting in the men’s sauna when another male sat next to him. That man then “inappropriately grabbed him.” The employee then left the sauna and called the police … click here for more details.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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