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MSU’s Branden Dawson throws punch on Purdue’s Matt Carroll

The Michigan State Spartans are off to a bit of a rocky start having already lost 3 games to begin the 2012-2013 basketball season. Losing last year’s centerpiece, Draymond Green, has badly hurt them. ┬áMSU was hopeful that Sophomore forward Branden Dawson, who tore his ACL last season and was lost for the year, could fill some of Green’s void.

However, it’s plays like these by Dawson that will not help his cause. After a Gary Harris 3-pointer, Dawson appears to throw a punch at Matt Carroll’s stomach. Without a good TV angle and much of a reaction from Carroll, it’s unclear if Dawson landed the punch.

Michigan State easily handled Purdue, 84-61. This play by Dawson, which will likely not receive him any suspension, will overshadow the victory for the Spartans.

Dawson has had previous issues with Purdue and their head coach Matt Painter.  Read about them here.



  1. Michael J Skalitzky
    January 5, 2013 - 

    Just so they don’t start acting like Hockey Players.

  2. Sparty
    January 8, 2013 - 

    3 losses in 15 games is a ‘rocky start?’

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