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The go-ahead layup (Neil Ament/2008)

Unlike their previous meeting, senior Michael Flowers struggled to contain hot-shooting senior Drew Neitzel all afternoon. But as fate would have it, Flowers got the last laugh with a brilliant defense play that he's made look routine.

INDIANAPOLIS — Although ‘team' has always presided over ‘individual' on the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team, Michael Flowers swears that he enjoys his personal rivalry with Drew Neitzel that has been so well-documented during their four-year careers at Wisconsin and Michigan State, respectively. That's probably because Flowers tends to win most of those one-on-one confrontations...

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