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      Branden Dawson stays with MSU Basketball

      Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season.

      The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday.

      He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a career-high 26 points in an NCAA tournament win over Harvard and had 24 points in his next game, helping the fourth-seeded Spartans beat top-seeded Virginia in the round of 16.

      After scoring in double digits for six straight games, Dawson scored just five points in the season-ending loss to the seventh-seeded and eventual champion Connecticut Huskies.

      Dawson signed with the Spartans as a highly touted recruit out of Gary, Ind. His college career was stunted at the end of his freshman season when he tore a ligament in his left knee and needed major surgery that affected his sophomore season.