Michigan State Basketball: Full Preview, Predictions and Storylines for 2012-13

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Michigan State Basketball: Full Preview, Predictions and Storylines for 2012-13
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In Tom Izzo, I trust.

In Tom Izzo with a squad that returns three starters and one of the best recruiting classes in the nation, I really, really trust. 

As the Michigan State Spartans entered the 2011-12 season, they were unranked and off the national radar. Yet, somehow, Izzo still found a way to carry his team all the way to a No. 5 ranking in the AP and a Sweet 16 appearance.

Now, even with Draymond Green spending his time in Golden State with the Warriors, the veteran head coach has even more weapons at his disposal. He returns most of his starters. He has depth on the bench. He has the luxury of putting Garry Harris, one of the most talented freshman in the nation, in his starting lineup every night. He has size in the frontcourt

The Spartans are ranked No. 14, and if Izzo does with this team what he did with last year's less-talented squad, you can bet he'll be cutting down some nylon at some point in March.

Let's take a closer look at what's in store for Michigan State in 2012-13.  

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