Michigan State basketball, football look for winning edge with iPads.

AUBURN HILLS -- It only took a couple of hours after Michigan State learned it would be playing Valparaiso in an opening-round NCAA tournament game for Keith Appling to have film of the Crusaders uploaded to his new team-issued iPad.

"It's very valuable because it's so easy to use, and we don't always to come all the way to the gym and locker room to watch the film," Appling said. "We appreciate it because it helps us."

Said fellow guard Travis Trice: "If it even stops opponents from scoring a bucket or it prepares you for just one play, that could be the different between a win or a loss."