Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Expecting Final Fours is silly, because getting to the Final Four is insanely hard. Here's the most impressive thing you can say about Izzo, then: In his 19 seasons in East Lansing, Izzo has made the whole thing look so rote that it's more surprising when his teams don't get to the Final Four than when they do. That is just one of many impressive things about Izzo, obviously.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Watching the NBA draft last week in Dallas, Keith Appling admitted he was disappointed not to see his name among the 60 called. But when the NBA summer league opportunities started rolling in soon after, the former Michigan State point guard changed his tune. “I feel like this is a second opportunity to accomplish my goals,” Appling said this week on The Drive with Jack on Lansing’s The Game 730 AM.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Before he became “Sweet Mo Pete,” Peterson was an immature and unheralded wing who was left home on trip to Maui. Four years later, he was every bit his nickname, the Big Ten’s player of the year, an All-American, a first-round NBA draft pick, and national champion.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It appears that ESPN will rank Michigan State’s Tom Izzo among the top three coaches in college basketball. The countdown, revealed daily on ESPN.com, had Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski ranked at No. 4 on Tuesday, leaving Izzo as a notable omission on the top 50 list.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The venue is new, the schedule is new, and the level of competition is just as high. The Moneyball Pro-Am opens its 11th season Tuesday in Lansing with its usual cast of Division 1 players past and present.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Steve Smith spent Monday reuniting with fellow Spartans at his annual charity golf outing near Grand Rapids. And when he returns home to Atlanta, he’s excited one of the newest Spartan basketball alumni will be there with him.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk with former MSU point guard and NBA Summer League participant with the Portland Trailblazers, Keith Appling.


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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Green’s senior season is one of the great years in MSU basketball history, in terms of production, leadership and winning beyond expectations. He averaged 16.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 2011-12, carrying an otherwise fairly immature group to 29 wins, a Big Ten championship, a Big Ten tournament title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Green was a consensus All-American after that season, one of three in MSU basketball history. Mateen Cleaves and Magic Johnson are the others.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State forward Alex Gauna is taking the summer to decide whether or not he will play his senior season or retire from basketball. But according to coach Tom Izzo, his retirement is nearly a sure thing. “In my mind it’s 98 percent,” Izzo said Monday at the Steve Smith Charity Challenge near Grand Rapids. “But it’s just something he hasn’t finalized."
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Drew Neitzel


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Suzy Merchant talks MSU Womens Basketball


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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Two recruiting services updated their Class of 2015 rankings in the last week, and several Michigan State commits and targets saw their stock rise. The newest addition to the lists is Caleb Swanigan, the forward from Fort Wayne, Ind. who recently reclassified from the Class of 2016 to 2015.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Furlow might be the greatest scorer in MSU history, a matter record as much as folk lore. He averaged 29.4 points as a senior — which remains a school record. In one week that season, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard scored a still-program-record 50 points against Iowa, 48 at Northwestern and then 42 against Ohio State. Those are the two highest scoring totals in a single game ever at MSU, followed by the fourth-highest total — all a decade before the 3-point shot.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  “There were reasons we did what we did, there were educated reasons,” Izzo said. “It wasn’t like we were just pie in the sky, let’s go after this guy. We did, it didn’t work out, so we’ve kind of re-looked at things, like I’ve done a couple of times in my career, not to try to get a smaller guy, just know who you’re recruiting against, what you’re doing. I kind of like the direction we’re right now.”
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Had Simpson simply stuck around another season, he’d be somewhere in the top 10, maybe the top five. But his one season at MSU in 1969-70 was so spectacular it surpasses a lot of distinguished careers.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Everyone crafts “winners and losers” assessments after every draft, and Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and Gary Harris have been mentioned often in those evaluations around the country.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Michigan State got a lot of production from the power forward position the last few seasons thanks mostly to Adreian Payne. Now that Payne has moved on and is now playing for the Atlanta Hawks, it’s time for Tom Izzo to figure out who will replace him.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  If McCoy had come a long a year or a couple decades later, he might be even higher on this list and a household name for even younger generations of Spartan fans. McCoy’s 27.2 points per game in 1955-56 remain fourth all-time at MSU. He scored 1,377 points in three seasons in East Lansing, and remained the Spartans’ leading career scorer until Mike Robinson passed him almost 20 years later.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Green, a Saginaw native and power forward with the Golden State Warriors, made the trip to New York with MSU coach Tom Izzo on Thursday night to support former MSU players Gary Harris and Adreian Payne, who were both drafted in the first round.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Doug Warren talk with former MSU basketball standout, graduate, giver and first-round pick of the Atlanta Hawks, Adreian Payne.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  A day later, Harris was past his drop to 19th in the NBA draft and on to the opportunity at hand. Adreian Payne was past his rise to 15th and touting the Atlanta system and the way it fits him. And Keith Appling was plotting his attempt to make it in the NBA after going undrafted Thursday.
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