Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  It's a loaded crew, with KJ, Joe, Jeremy D and Chris Vannini coming at you guys for about 45 minutes. The guys talk mostly basketball, with hockey in there for probably the final 10 minutes.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State was expecting to be in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Tuesday night, playing Rutgers and trying to put last weekend's loss at Nebraska in the past. Instead, the Spartans were going through another practice and trying to make the most of the extra preparation time provided when the game was postponed until 6 p.m. Thursday because of a massive winter storm that hit the East Coast. And believe it or not, the ever-changing schedule on Monday actually might have helped.
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Men's Basketball youtube.com —  Games against Penn State and Nebraska, plus a celebration of the Breslin Center in honor of the 400th game.


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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State travels to Rutgers for just the second all-time meeting between the Spartans and Scarlet Knights, and the first as conference foes. This will be the first-ever meeting between Michigan State and Rutgers on either school's campus.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lost in the variety of things that need to improve for Michigan State is one that doesn't — the effort of Branden Dawson. It has been a long time since Tom Izzo talked about needing more "motor" from his athletic senior forward, and on Monday he pointed out that he can't recall having a player averaging 12.3 rebounds in Big Ten play, as Dawson is doing now.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  “(I) keep reminding myself we’re 13-7 not 7-13,” Izzo said. “You really look at what’s changed in the last two weeks and we just have not put the ball in the hole...For a team that was shooting the ball so well-- and we had good shots in that last game-- we just haven’t made a shot.”
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  The 2014-15 campaign may be gloomy, depressing and confusing at times, but fear not fellow Spartans! Recruiting allows us to look ahead to greener pastures with a promising crop of incoming talent on the horizon. On Feb. 4, national signing day for football will put to rest all the annoying speculation about who’s going to sign where. To give you a break from the gridiron, we’ll take a look at how MSU’s basketball class stands before the April 15 signing date. Here’s a report on the top recruits headed, or possibly headed, to East Lansing next year.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After a few hours in limbo Monday afternoon, Michigan State got a new tipoff time for its trip to Rutgers this week: 6 p.m. Thursday. It was the only truly logical date given the two schools' future schedules. But it means some rejiggering is in order for the Spartans preparation this week, and possibly makes things tougher for the Spartans' Sunday game against Michigan.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State and Rutgers have agreed to reschedule their men's basketball game for Thursday, January 29 at 6 p.m. in Piscataway, N.J. Big Ten Network will televise the contest.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  To sum up Tom Izzo's history with employing zone defense in two words: not much. Izzo's Michigan State teams used to play a 2-3 zone at times when opponents inbounded from the baseline, but he stopped doing that a few years ago. He has talked in several preseasons about working on some zone and using it as a curveball during those seasons — and that talk has induced mostly chuckles.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's Tuesday night game against Rutgers has been postponed as a blizzard bears down on the East Coast, Rutgers announced Monday afternoon. A makeup date for the game was not immediately announced.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Izzo has been more than willing to share his frustration regarding the way in which games are called now thanks to recent rule changes, but after Saturday he’s thinking of making a change of his own regarding players with two first-half fouls. “We’ve talked about all the problems and we’ve had a few. Probably more than anything (Saturday), we had four starters on the bench,” Izzo said. “Keeping a kid in there with two fouls, which I haven’t done often in my career, might have to change.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is considering a change to his defensive philosophy in light of an increasing number of fouls being called in college basketball this season. "You may see a little bit of zone," Izzo said Monday afternoon ahead of his team's 9 p.m. Tuesday game at Rutgers. Izzo said the Spartans have already played zone sparingly in two different games this season, unbeknownst to most.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Travel plans for most have been snarled because of the large winter storm hitting the East Coast and classes have been canceled at Rutgers through Tuesday morning. But on the Big Ten conference call Monday, Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan said he understands the game will be played. During his Monday news conference, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said they have been in contact with the Big Ten offices since Sunday night and have "pretty much been guaranteed" if they arrive in New Jersey the game will be played.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Coach Tom Izzo said on today's Big Ten teleconference that MSU has moved up its chartered flight from East Lansing to Newark, N.J., to about 3:30 p.m. so that the Spartans can get there and get ready for Tuesday's 9 p.m. game at Rutgers. "I'm hoping that if we get out there, we're gonna play the game," Izzo said. And he also said he's concerned about being able to get back right after the game, as planned.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Rutgers has already declared a weather emergency, canceling classes between 4 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will update that status after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. It has not made any announcements about the status of Tuesday's basketball game.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Despite the Spartans' recent struggles, the next four games are all eminently winnable. That stretch includes a trip to Rutgers Tuesday, followed by home games against Michigan and Illinois and a trip to Northwestern.
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