Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The day Michigan State starts playing a softer nonconference schedule probably will be the day Tom Izzo is no longer coaching. From the moment Izzo took over 22 years ago, he’s followed one mantra: “To be the best you have to play the best,” Izzo said Monday. In college basketball, teams need to be playing their best at the end of the season. If that means taking a few lumps early, then so be it.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Season preview with a focus on the Armed Forces Classic game vs Arizona in Honolulu
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Men's Basketball landof10.com —  Tom Izzo had his kind of basketball team last season. It was led by four seniors. One was Denzel Valentine, who evolved into the national player of the year while never forgetting how he had evolved. This season’s team is set up as close to 180 degrees opposite as possible.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The day Michigan State starts playing a softer non-conference schedule will probably be the day Tom Izzo is no longer coaching.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  As Michigan State gets set to open the season Friday in Hawaii, it appears the Spartans will make the trip with a healthy Joshua Langford. No. 12 Michigan State takes on No. 10 Arizona in the Armed Forces Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii and will leave Tuesday with a full slate of activities over the next few days. Barring any setbacks, the freshman will be ready to go after missing Michigan State’s only two exhibition games with a sore hamstring.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  While Michigan State basketball preps for its season opener in Hawaii later this week, back on the mainland, one of its top recruiting targets will reveal his future destination. USA Today announced Monday that Gary Trent Jr. will announce his school Thursday on ESPNU's Recruiting Nation between 6-7:00 ET, a day after the NCAA early signing period begins on Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball tffinots.libsyn.com —  Sam and Rod preview the major non-conference battle between #12 MSU and #10 Arizona. We begin with a rant on the current state of college basketball officiating before diving into Arizona's current roster issues in the wake of the Ray Smith injury, Chance Comanche ineligibility, and the mysterious suspensions Allonzo Trier. After a thorough breakdown of the players Arizona does have, we give our five keys to the game and predict a winner.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “We’ve got to be strong, we’ve got to be resilient, and we got to keep pushing. If you don’t, things get worse. I can promise you one thing. If you think you got a problem, it can always get worse.” — Mark Dantonio, Oct. 11 It has. And there remains one way for Michigan State to bottom out completely: lose Saturday to Rutgers.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Shannon Brown has learned a lot about what it takes to contribute to winning basketball teams during his 10-year professional career. The former Michigan State standout might have learned the most about that from Kobe Bryant, with whom he played on the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009-11.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Charlie Bell may be retired from professional basketball but he's still connected to the game. The Texas Legends of the NBA D-League recently announced that the former Michigan State star and NBA veteran has been hired as an assistant coach.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Mason Appleton’s power-play goal 1:22 into overtime pushed the Spartan hockey team past Michigan Tech, 3-2, at Munn Ice Arena on Friday night. Appleton finished with two goals and an assist for MSU (2-4) to push his point streak to four games. Zach Osburn had a goal and an assist and Taro Hirose added two assists for the Spartans.


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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Good ol’ Joe Lunardi has finally dropped his first bracketology of the season, and he’s got the Michigan State Spartans as a No. 3 seed in the East Region.
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Men's Basketball espn.com —  Draymond Green's two technical fouls for yelling after dunks this season make him want to holler. Green told The Undefeated after the Warriors' 122-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday that he received an unwarranted technical foul for screaming in excitement after a block by teammate Kevin Durant. Green also believes he was assessed an unwarranted technical foul for screaming after a dunk during a season-opening loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Oct. 25.
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Men's Basketball herosports.com —  As much as Michigan State wants to forget about -- and maybe more so, wants the nation to forget -- last March's tourney debacle, it'll never be forgotten. Until a No. 16 seeds knocks off a No. 1, the eight (and counting) wins by No. 15 seeds over No 2 seeds will remain among the biggest in sports history.
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Men's Basketball tffinots.libsyn.com —  In this week’s episode, Rod and Sam update some of our season projections in the wake of injuries to MSU centers Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter, and discuss how the team looked in their first exhibition game against Northwood. After that, we’ll dig into a little bit of recruiting talk. The end of this episode will feature bonus material that we recorded earlier after the commitment of Jaren Jackson, Jr. and after MSU's Midnight Madness.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  With Eron Harris’ senior season about to begin, a more complete performance from the Michigan State guard in Wednesday night’s exhibition win over Saginaw Valley State was a welcome sight as the team heads into a Nov. 11 opener against Arizona in Honolulu. Harris totaled 14 points and nine rebounds — with eight of those coming on the defensive end — as the Spartans prevailed 87-77.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  After months without meaningful basketball, the Spartans finally returned to the hardwood for preseason action. Sure, the games don’t count, but that doesn’t stop journalists like us from overanalyzing them. Michigan State defeated Northwood 93-69 on Oct. 27 and Saginaw Valley State 87-77 on Wednesday. Let’s take a look at some takeaways from preseason action.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Eron Harris sat in his locker Wednesday night, sandwiched between reporters gathering around two freshmen, Miles Bridges on his right and Nick Ward on his left. The man in the middle waited his turn.
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