GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Juwan Starks (22) looks to pass during the game versus Findlay at the University of Findlay on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

GVSU men's basketball ends year with 67-59 loss to Findlay in first round of GLIAC Tournament

Outside of the locker room after the game, Grand Valley State senior guard Luke Ryskamp gave a big hug to senior forward Trevin Alexander. The two players, who were named to the All-GLIAC Second Team this year, have been have played countless games together since they joined the program in 2012 and their names have been synonymous with GVSU hoops the last four seasons. That entire era, from the day they walked on the practice court as spry freshmen to the last time they posed for pictures at Fieldhouse Arena, came to an end Tuesday night.

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Column: During down year, MSU hoops still should be feared in March

After an arduous and disappointing football season in East Lansing in 2016, spirits were down in the hearts of Michigan State Spartans and their fans across the nation. A program that had grown so accustomed to winning had looked more and more like their past selves with every passing week and it resulted in an uncharacteristic missed bowl game from coach Mark Dantonio and the boys.