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Spartans top Friars to win Wooden Legacy

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Tom Izzo is no fan of college basketball's new rules that sidelined the two best players from each team in the championship game of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine picked up his third foul early in the second half and Providence's Kris Dunn earned his fourth with 8 minutes remaining Sunday night. In all, three Spartans had three fouls each and the Friars had five players with four apiece.

"I don't think it's fun to have these guys sitting. I don't think it makes our game as good," said the Michigan State coach, who is at 503 career victories after the third-ranked Spartans beat the Friars 77-64 Sunday night.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky6-0
2 Maryland6-0
3 Michigan State7-0
4 Iowa State5-0
5 Kansas4-1
6 Duke6-1
7 Oklahoma4-0
8 Villanova6-0
9 North Carolina5-1
10 Gonzaga4-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 UALR5-0
2 Davidson4-0
3 Xavier7-0
4 UTEP6-0
5 Louisville5-0
6 Iowa State5-0
7 North Carolina5-1
8 Valparaiso6-2
9 Villanova6-0
10 Michigan State7-0
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