Men's Basketball freep.com —  Slumped in a chair, head down, slowly chewing a piece of postgame pizza, Michigan State freshman Marvin Clark Jr. had an idea of what to expect the next day. "We'll be moving at 100 miles per hour," Clark said. "It's that simple."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State's roster has three pairs of high school teammates, and their chemistry and ball movement are the Spartans' greatest assets.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State wraps up non-conference play as it hosts The Citadel in the final game before a brief break for the holidays. The Spartans will try to bounce back from a disappointing loss on Saturday to Texas Southern.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  To replace injured forward Branden Dawson, Michigan State turned to a trio of players at the power forward spot against Texas Southern on Saturday. One was a freshman playing his second game since returning from a broken foot. One was a former walk-on who played nearly a career high in minutes. The third was benched by halftime.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I'm gonna find out what the NCAA will legally allow me to practice tomorrow and probably exceed it," Izzo said.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Joe Rexrode and Graham Couch try to make sense of MSU's overtime loss at home to Texas Southern.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Spartans didn't respect their opponent, they're too reliant on the three, their talent level makes a glaring drop when Branden Dawson isn't on the floor, they're much better right now against zone defense than man defense, they can't afford Travis Trice to struggle like that (3-for-13 shooting is one thing, four turnovers is very unlike him this year), their freshmen have growing to do, and they just lost a healthy chunk of NCAA tournament bid cushion entering Big Ten play.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  There was plenty for Michigan State to be unhappy with on Saturday night. The 25th-ranked Spartans had just lost at home to Texas Southern, a team that came into the game with one victory and lopsided losses to Gonzaga, Florida, Baylor and Indiana.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  With senior forward Branden Dawson sitting out because of a fractured wrist, it was obvious that Michigan State was missing something in a 71-64 loss to Texas Southern. Beyond the absence of a veteran starter and a consistent rebounding threat in Dawson, MSU couldn’t find the energy to take care of business against a Southwestern Athletic Conference team that entered the game at 1-8 overall.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  He may be coaching a mid-major based in Houston now, but Texas Southern coach Mike Davis is plenty familiar with Tom Izzo's Michigan State teams. He played against them for six years as Indiana's coach. The Spartans squad he saw Saturday at the Breslin Center didn't look like the ones he remembered. "I thought Michigan State came out and just kind of played," Davis said. "Not with the energy or effort they normally play with."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State center Matt Costello speaks after the loss to Texas Southern on Saturday.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Denzel Valentine on the loss to Texas Southern on Saturday in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Chris Thomas scored 22 points, and Texas Southern beat No. 25 Michigan State 71-64 in overtime Saturday. The Tigers were coming off a loss to Gonzaga, but they remained poised throughout against the Spartans. Texas Southern never trailed in the extra session. "We did know it was possible as long as we stayed as a team," Thomas said. "We've played good teams before. We knew we were getting better."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It was Texas Southern's first win over a Top 25 team since it beat 16th-ranked Minnesota on Dec. 21, 1994, according to STATS. "The losses all go to the head coach," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "This one should have an asterisk next to it, to say that he solely did not do his job. So for all the guys that told me to never, ever, in the history of the world admit that it's the coach's fault, hear me out: That was a coaching loss, and I take full responsibility for it, and I plan on rectifying it starting at 8:30 tomorrow morning."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo took to the postgame press conference podium and assumed full blame for his team's stunning 71-64 home loss to Texas Southern on Saturday. "That loss falls strictly on me," Izzo said. "My job is to get a team ready to play."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After Michigan State fought back to tie the game late in regulation, Texas Southern went up by four after making a short jumper with 2:32 left in overtime. It held on to its lead by making free throws down the stretch, and the Spartans never got to within a basket as they continued their game-long offensive struggles.




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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Everything you need to know for the Spartans' 5 p.m. Saturday tipoff against the Tigers.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Jim Boylen joined the Spurs as an assistant coach at the start of the 2013-14 season after two seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He previously had two stints on the Michigan State coaching staff, the first under Jud Heathcote from 1987-92, alongside Izzo, and the second under Izzo from 2005-07. When Izzo and Boylen sat down over the summer and talked about a few topics, the Spartans head coach had some questions the Spurs' famous ball movement.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  For a little less than 25 minutes on Wednesday night, Michigan State was finally at full strength. Well, maybe not quite full strength, but for the first time all season every player on the roster was available as freshman Javon Bess was set to make his season debut after missing the first 10 games because of a broken foot.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Standing in Tom Izzo's office with shaking hands and wobbly knees, Kenny Goins looked to the man he had grown up idolizing. It was February of his senior year of high school, and not even Goins could have imagined what the next 10 months of his life would bring.
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