Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The year was 1998. Charlie Bell had just completed his freshman season at Michigan State. Bell started all 30 games that season and was mentally and physically drained. The Flint native wanted to enjoy some down time with his peers in East Lansing so basketball was an afterthought for a few days -- until Coach Tom Izzo caught wind of his leisure while on the road recruiting and dialed Bell's phone number as he chilled in the dorms. "Coach ripped into me pretty good," Bell admitted. "It was tough. I had two choices: either man up or chicken out by transferring."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State may have left Trieste, Italy without a win in three weekend games against European senior national teams. But Spartans coach Tom Izzo thinks the Spartans had perhaps the best player in a pool that included NBA veterans and international stars.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, joins Jack and Rico Beard live from Italy during their last day of the Spartans' invasion of Rome.



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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Before basketball fades into the background for a couple months, and before Tom Izzo's team returns from Italy on Tuesday night – just in time for the start of classes Wednesday – let's review what four exhibition games hinted to us about the Spartans. They went 1-3, facing pros on all three national teams they faced (Russia, Italy, Georgia) and trying a variety of lineup combinations.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State went 0-3 over the weekend, with two losses by 19 or more points and one on a missed buzzer beater. And Tom Izzo could hardly have been happier about it. "This trip was as good as anything I've done in my 20 years," Izzo said Sunday afternoon.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State trailed the Georgian Senior National Team by as many as 14 points, but rallied back within a single point and nearly captured victory when Bryn Forbes' 40-foot shot hit the back iron as time expired on Sunday at PalaTrieste in Trieste, Italy.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The basketball portion of Michigan State basketball’s 12-day trip to Italy is finished, and the four-game summary reads as such: One 44-blowout win over a club team, lopsided losses to loaded Russian and Italian national teams, then Sunday’s 71-70 loss to the Georgian national team in Trieste. And it can be capped with this quote from MSU coach Tom Izzo: “This trip was as good as anything I’ve done in my 20 years.”
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State pulled within five points of the Italian Senior National Team midway through the fourth quarter, but the host team closed the contest on a 20-4 run over the final five minutes for a 90-69 win Saturday at PalaTrieste in Trieste, Italy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  A lineup change and some improved ancillary scoring helped Michigan State hang with some tough competition on the third game of its foreign tour in Italy. But a late run by the Italian national team sent the Spartans to a 90-69 loss Saturday afternoon in Trieste.
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Men's Basketball thecoverfour.com —  In short, two huge Russian scoring runs in the end of the 1st and 3rd quarters buried the Spartans too deeply, by the time they were able to adjust in quarters 2 and 4. A 14-0 run at the end of the 1st left the Spartans facing a 32-13 deficit at the end of the quarter, while an even larger 27-9 run in the 3rd helped push the Russian’s lead to 24 points.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fell to the Russian Senior National Team, 93-75, on Friday at PalaTrieste in Trieste, Italy. Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 21 points, while Gavin Schilling added 17. he game was the first in a three-day tournament featuring MSU and Russia, along with the Italian and Georgian Senior National Teams. The three countries are using the tournament as a tune-up for Eurobasket 2015, which will be held in September to determine the European qualifiers for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Michigan State will face the host Italian squad Saturday at 6 p.m. local time (Noon ET).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's competition level jumped significantly in its second foreign exhibition game, and the Spartans' fortunes changed quickly. Michigan State fell to Russia, 93-75, Friday in an exhibition game in Trieste, Italy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After a slow trickle of information over the past year, we finally have every date and opponent for Michigan State's 2015-16 schedule. The slate, which is complete after Thursday night's release of the conference schedule, includes its fair share of marquee home games, a neutral site game over one of the country's best teams over the past five years, and a tricky end to the regular season.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If the preseason prognosticators have it right, Jan. 23 and Feb. 14 will be key dates in the Big Ten basketball race. Maryland visits Michigan State on Jan. 23, and Indiana comes to the Breslin Center on Feb. 14. Those are popular picks as the top teams in the league next season, with Tom Izzo’s Spartans also expected to contend. And their only meetings with the Spartans are in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State men's basketball conference schedule was announced on Thursday by the Big Ten office. The Spartans will play five home-and-homes this season (Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin), four only in East Lansing (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska) and four only on the road (Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue).
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