Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  No. 18 Michigan State opens exhibition play against The Master's College. The Mustangs' roster features former Spartan Russell Byrd, a three-year letterwinner at MSU, who transferred to The Master's College for his senior season. The Spartans will play two exhibition contests before opening the season on Nov. 14.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State came in at No. 18 in the preseason Associated Press poll released today. MSU also is ranked No. 18 in the USA TODAY preseason coaches poll. Kentucky is the AP preseason No. 1, while Wisconsin came in No. 3. Ohio State is ranked No. 20, Michigan is No. 23 and Nebraska No. 21.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I'm not sure, since Shawn Respert, I've had a guy that has a prettier shot or a guy that can shoot it more consistently or well than (Forbes),'' Izzo said. "I've been really pleased with him. I think you should be excited to watch this kid.''
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with MSU All-America forward, 2000 team MVP, longtime NBA wing and budding broadcaster, Morris Peterson.


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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Tom Izzo is entering his 20th season as head coach at Michigan State. This will move him past the mark of his mentor, Jud Heathcote, who manned the sideline for 19 years in East Lansing. Izzo is already MSU’s all-time leader in coaching wins (439) and has taken the program to new heights during his tenure.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Every Big Ten basketball team currently has a 0-0 record in conference play. But according to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, the conference's outcome may have already been determined to a certain extent due to the new conference schedule. "I don't like when the schedule can sometimes determine the outcome more than the performance on the court," Izzo said Tuesday at his team's media day. "That's the way it is in a lot of leagues right now." Discuss »
Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  This year’s team has a much different feel, and many are wondering what to expect from a team that lost almost 60 percent of its scoring from a season ago. Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Gary Harris are gone, with Harris and Payne both getting selected in the first round of the NBA draft. A lot of people would expect a “rebuilding year” for the Spartans, but Tom Izzo doesn’t really see it that way. “I like this team,” said Izzo. “I said it all year, I like this team right now. It’s been a fun team to coach.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Bess was in competition with Alvin Ellis and Bryn Forbes for a starting position, Izzo said, and was going to get a tryout as starter this week at practice. "This week we were going to try to start him," Izzo said. "We've been looking at different guys in that starting group with the three guys we think are going to start. This was going to be his week to try it."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It might take a moment for Gary Harris to make an impact with the Nuggets. The rookie shooting guard from Michigan State was on the inactive list for the first game of his career — the Nuggets' home opener against the Pistons.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  It has been an autumn of firsts for Gary Harris as the former Michigan State standout embarks on his NBA career, with tonight potentially a personal milestone, assuming he dresses and debuts for the Denver Nuggets against the Detroit Pistons.
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Men's Basketball spartanpodcast.com —  Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis that he considers himself to be an educator as much as a coach. “Ninety percent of the kids you coach graduate and never play another day of basketball,” says Izzo. “The process I try to stick with is to make them all better players, people and students.”
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Growing up, every kid dreams of playing for their favorite sports team. To lead their team on a two minute drill through the backyard or to drain a buzzer beater in their driveway to advance to the next round of the NCAA Tournament, reenactments of this dream exist all over the country. For Michigan State freshman walk-on Kenny Goins, he’s living it.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  He won't be standing under the basket holding down the center position just yet. But expect to see Denzel Valentine just about everywhere else on the floor for Michigan State this season. One of three returning starters for the Spartans, Valentine figures to start the team's Nov. 14 opener at small forward.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch preview MSU basketball with 20th-year MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo, at the Breslin Center at MSU hoops media day.


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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch preview Spartan hoops with MSU senior combo guard, Travis Trice, live at the Breslin Center at MSU hoops media day.


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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch preview MSU basketball 2015 with MSU senior forward, Branden Dawson.


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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch preview MSU hoops 2015 with MSU junior wing, Bryn Forbes, and freshman point guard, Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr., live at the Breslin Center for MSU hoops media day.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  TV crews from ESPN and CBS were at the Breslin Center last Thursday, filming the Michigan State Spartans. But two players were missing. What the heck? Where were they? Some didn't know. But they had excused absences. They were with a tutor. MSU coach Tom Izzo set it up. "Wanna know why?" Izzo said. "Because they skipped a class."
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