March 28, 2009


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -A broken nose won't keep Michigan State's Raymar Morgan of the Midwest final.

The starting forward says he will be fitted for a protective mask and plans to wear it during Sunday's game against top-seeded Louisville.

Morgan was injured during Friday night's 67-62 victory over defending national champion Kansas. Coach Tom Izzo says Morgan did not play well before the injury and was even less productive after it. Izzo's biggest concern Saturday was how quickly the versatile junior will adjust to the mask.

Morgan's averaging 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds, second on the Spartans in both categories.