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Michigan State's Tom Izzo says Bryn Forbes must improve defense but shot is no joke

EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo has a way of knowing how to motivate each of his players, pushing some harder than others and using a variety of techniques. 97 more words

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Lower expectations for 2014-2015 MSU basketball team

EAST LANSING, Mich. — When you lose players like Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling, expectations are going to be lower for a team. That’s the case for the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team. 196 more words

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Spartans Still A Threat After Losing Harris, Payne

NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season.

“Not many times I felt like we had a chance to do something special — last year I did,” the Michigan State coach said. 614 more words

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MSU notes: Players say loss of frosh Javon Bess stings

EAST LANSING –Coming off a season packed with injuries and forced to talk about another one at his team’s media day, Tom Izzo kept it low-key and spun it forward Tuesday. 88 more words

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The Drive's MSU Hoops Media Day Recap

The Drive with Jack Ebling broadcast live from the Breslin Center Tuesday afternoon for MSU basketball media day as Tom Izzo and his Spartan team meet the media and conducted an open practice for the first time this season. 111 more words

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3 short takes from Tom Izzo's Michigan State basketball media day

EAST LANSING — Michigan State’s basketball team has worked through the summer and into the fall, but it just doesn’t seem like the preseason starts until Tom Izzo holds court at the Spartans’ annual media day at Breslin Center. 78 more words

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MSU's Matt Costello aims to be best big man in Big Ten

EAST LANSING – Matt Costello is 21 now, a junior Michigan State basketball player and social science major who was Academic All-Big Ten as a sophomore and a National Honor Society member at Bay City Western. 21 more words

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