April 2, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Michigan State's run to the Final Four has been filled with player injuries.

Forward Delvon Roe is playing on a bad right knee, pushing through excruciating pain every day as the Spartans prepare for Butler in Saturday night's semifinal.

Coach Tom Izzo and point guard Korie Lucious call him a warrior. Roe has refused surgery, saying he wants to help his team win a national title after falling to North Carolina in last year's championship game.

He says a championship would make the pain worth it.