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Michigan players, including Evan Smotrycz, center, Zach Novak (0), Stu Douglass (1) and Jon Horford, right, celebrate late in the second half of their 61-57 win over Michigan State in an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Photo by: Al Goldis
Michigan players, including Evan Smotrycz, center, Zach Novak (0), Stu Douglass (1) and Jon Horford, right, celebrate late in the second half of their 61-57 win over Michigan State in an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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