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Kalin Lucas' iconic run with Spartans ends

Though he ended his career with a difficult loss to UCLA in the NCAA tournament on Thursday night, Michigan State senior guard Kalin Lucas leaves a legacy as a great teammate and one of the all-time great players in Big Ten and Spartans history.

Updated: March 18, 2011, 10:43 AM ET
By Amanda Rykoff

TAMPA, Fla. -- Michigan State senior point guard Kalin Lucas sat at the postgame press conference podium with tears in his eyes, too overcome with emotion to speak. He had just ended a remarkable four-year run with the Spartans, his name etched in almost every Michigan State record book, with what was one of the worst games in his storied career.

Lucas, the Spartans' fifth all-time leading scorer, was held without a field goal until 7:45 remained and finished with 11 points. He then ...

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