1. Izzo Doesn't Shut Door on NBA After 'Hardest Season Since I've Been Here'

    Back when 59-year-old Tom Izzo was a boy, they still called basketball players “cagers” and Izzo is a cagy guy...

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  2. Michigan State AD Mark Hollis Doesn't 'Fear' Tom Izzo Leaving

    NEW YORK — Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has had the type of year many in his profession can only dream of, his football program winning the Big Ten championship ...

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  3. Michigan State Basketball: Final Grades for Spartans' 2013-14 Season

    In an almost symbolic twist, seven points kept Michigan State coach Tom Izzo from reaching his seventh Final Four. Ultimately, Sunday's 60-54 loss to UConn, the No. 7-seeded team in the East, was the undoing for the No...

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  4. Late Mistakes Ensure Seniors Become Izzo's First Not to Make Final Four

    As if the the pain of being part of Tom Izzo's first senior class not to reach a Final Four weren't bad enough for Keith Appling and Adreian Payne, how it happened had to be even worse for the two Michigan State standouts...

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  5. Rare Postseason Meltdown Leaves Spartans Just Short of Final Four

    In 19 seasons as Michigan State’s head coach, Tom Izzo has earned a reputation for making sure his teams are ready for any postseason opponent...

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  6. Izzo: 'We Deserved What We Got'

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  7. Branden Dawson, Adreian Payne an Unlikely and (so Far) Unstoppable Pair

    NEW YORK — There is a damaged hotel wall in State College, Pa., that's known all along the force of Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne as a cohesive unit...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 4 months ago 56 reads 0 comments

  8. Biggest Challenges Michigan State Faces in NCAA Tourney Matchup vs. UConn

    The Michigan State Spartans faced a tremendous challenge in their Sweet 16 victory against top-seeded Virginia because the Cavaliers were a tough, physical team that played sensational defense...

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  9. Michigan State Spartans vs. UConn Huskies Betting Line, March Madness Analysis

    The Big Ten may catch some flak for its style of play and its lack of national championships, but it has placed three teams in the final eight of this year's NCAA tournament...

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  10. 5 Things We Learned from Michigan State's Win over Virginia

    Michigan State continued its late-season resurgence and survived a tough, physical battle to beat Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden...

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  11. Michigan State Shows It Can Weather Any Punch in Sweet 16 Slugfest vs. Virginia

    It was fitting that the defensive showdown between Michigan State and Virginia took place at Madison Square Garden...

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  12. Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson Lead No. 4 Michigan State into the Elite 8

    NEW YORK — Brandon Dawson led No. 4 Michigan State with 24 points and 10 boards and Adreian Payne added 16 points as the Spartans knocked off No. 1 seed Virginia in the nightcap of the East Regional semifinals, 61-59...

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  13. Michigan State Basketball: Highs and Lows of Spartans' 2014 NCAA Tournament

    For a team that has extended its winning streak to five games, while resurrecting its season, Michigan State's ongoing experience in the 2014 NCAA tournament has been mainly positive...

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  14. Steve Mariucci Posts Photo of Tom Izzo at the Grand Canyon in 1977

    Michigan State fans are no doubt tense as the Spartans are set to take on 1-seed Virginia tonight in their Sweet 16 matchup at Madison Square Garden...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 4 months ago 74 reads 0 comments

  15. Keith Appling Just Wants to Win

    Michigan State senior point guard Keith Appling admitted on Thursday that the wrist injury that robbed him of a Big Ten Player of the Year campaign and ultimately forced him to miss three games also led him to sleepless nights...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 4 months ago 30 reads 0 comments

  16. Branden Dawson Is Important for MSU, but Izzo Not into Numerology Trends

    Tom Izzo was asked what it tells him that when Branden Dawson scores seven or more points, Michigan State is 19-0.....

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  17. March Radness: Basketball Star Forms a Special Bond with Girl Battling Cancer

    He's a 6-foot-10 college basketball star. She's a diminutive 8-year-old battling a rare form of cancer. But Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth are finding common ground during March Madness...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 4 months ago 166 reads 0 comments

  18. Biggest Challenges Michigan State Faces in NCAA Tourney Matchup vs. Virginia

    The Spartans are the fourth-seeded team in the East Regional, but the heat will be squarely on the shoulders of Tom Izzo 's team as it gets set to face top-seeded Virginia at Madison Square Garden...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 4 months ago 1,952 reads 2 comments

  19. Izzo on Virginia: 'It's Like Going to the Dentist'

    When presented with the idea of getting hooked up to a bio-harness and accelerometer and swallowing an ingestible thermometer that would measure his heart rate, respiratory rate and ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 4 months ago 167 reads 0 comments

  20. Tom Izzo Laughs off Pistons Rumors: 'I've Never Met Tom Gores'

    One more time, Tom Izzo said Wednesday, neither he nor his people have been contacted by the Pistons or any other NBA team.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 4 months ago 28 reads 0 comments

  21. MSU's Izzo Coached Against Virginia Coach's Father

    The first taste of USA Basketball, the first NCAA tournament game, the first Final Four — these are big moments in a basketball career, and Tony Bennett has shared them with Michigan State...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 4 months ago 10 reads 0 comments

  22. Top 10 Players Left in NCAA Tournament

    The NCAA tournment's first weekend provided a rather quick, unspectacular end to the seasons for some of the best individual talent the field of 68 had to offer. But the bracket is not barren just yet...

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  23. Michigan State Basketball: Why 2014 Title Would Be Tom Izzo's Greatest Victory

    Questing for a second national title wouldn ’t be complete without more drama. However, that’s not to say that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hasn ’t already endured enough this year...

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  24. NCAA Tournament 2014: Tom Izzo's Spartans Are Making Another Classic March Run

    Tom Izzo 's reputation precedes him. You do not want to face an Izzo-coached team in March. You certainly don't want to face one in the NCAA tournament...

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  25. Tom Izzo: I've Had No Contact with the Pistons

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo tells Dan Patrick he “has no interest in coaching the Detroit Pistons right now,” but won't completely rule out accepting an NBA gig in the future...

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