Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When selection Sunday 2017 rolls around, it'll be Mark Hollis' turn to sit in the hot seat, and the Michigan State athletic director has a plan for handle the feedback after the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament field. "I'm thinking about wearing a target T-shirt into the set at CBS when we announce the brackets," Hollis joked this week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  After snatching a rebound early in the first half, Michigan State signee Miles Bridges (Huntington Prep in West Virginia) flew down the floor and dished to a teammate only to receive a floating lob from fellow future Spartan Cassius Winston (U-D Jesuit) seconds later. The duo didn’t connect on the play, but as they slapped hands and laughed at half court, they didn’t look worried.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Bridges and Winston, two of Michigan State's four signees for the class of 2016, both played for the West team in the Jordan Brand Classic Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The East team beat the West team, 131-117, but both Bridges and Winston had their standout moments.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Zach Randolph was cleared of assault charges after the woman who alleged that he beat her up last month recanted her story, according to a TMZ report. The Memphis Grizzlies power forward and former Michigan State star immediately denied the battery claims made March 24, after the team played in Los Angeles. Randolph declined to comment about being exonerated Wednesday, before the Grizzlies faced the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena. According to TMZ, the woman admitted that she made up the incident in an attempt to extort money from Randolph.
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Men's Basketball soundcloud.com —  HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons welcomes world-champion Warriors forward Draymond Green to discuss 73 wins, GSW's management of playing time (8:00), their "lucky" 2015 championship (12:00), Curry's added edge (16:00), the Game 7 loss to LAC (19:00), the proposed Klay Thompson–Kevin Love trade (28:00), Magic’s mentorship (38:30), Curry's confidence (41:00), and defying the Pats’ undefeated curse (44:00)



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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Matt McQuaid came to East Lansing with significantly lower expectations than his freshman counterpart Deyonta Davis. McQuaid looked like the 12-year-old brother of the actual recruit Michigan State signed. But the babyfaced assassin played like a grown man when he got his chance.
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Men's Basketball coachingsearch.com —  Tom Izzo says more college athletes these days aren’t willing to stick through the hard times, but he’s not putting it on them. He’s blaming the people around them. Izzo joined The Drive with Jack Ebling for a long interview and was asked about the biggest change in the coaching profession. He said it’s the influences kids have, and today’s media age has pushed it into overdrive. As a result, kids aren’t getting good advice.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The hours and energy Tom Izzo spent recruiting Deyonta Davis weren’t as long and fruitless as in other cases. Davis was a fairly local kid who committed to Michigan State fairly early. So the cost-benefit analysis of his recruitment leans on the worth-it side of the scale. He was a good player for MSU, a difference-maker at times, a nice kid and his NBA draft selection will be something Izzo can sell to future recruits.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men’s basketball team is one of three Spartan sports teams to be recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom, earning an NCAA Public Recognition Award. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. The Spartan men’s basketball program is one of 35 nationally and one of just two in the Big Ten to be recognized.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Miles Bridges heard Monday morning via text message. Cassius Winston learned later that night like everyone else in the basketball world. Josh Jackson wouldn’t be joining them at Michigan State, just like he wouldn’t be with them this week in New York. No matter. Two of the key pieces in the Spartans’ four-player 2016 recruiting class wished their good friend nothing but the best. “We can’t just be down because of one player,” Bridges said Tuesday. “Our recruiting class is good, too, so we’ll be fine.””
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  There was no doubting that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo would need his 2016 recruiting class next season. However, now that freshman Deyonta Davis has declared for the NBA Draft, those incoming freshmen should — and very soon — feel a bit more weight placed upon their young shoulders.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Michigan State basketball just lost Deyonta Davis early to the NBA, missed out on prized recruit Josh Jackson and will be replacing seven players from the 2015-2016 squad. ut Tom Izzo said his fans shouldn’t be worried. "I’ve been amazed how many Spartan fans are panicking over that,” Izzo said Wednesday on Staudt On Sports. “There’s a lot of good players that we have here.. that, along with an incredible class coming in–don’t feel sorry and don’t jump off the bridge.”



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  While Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis are seen as likely first-round picks in this summer's NBA draft, two more former Spartans are hoping to play their way into the field as well. Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes are both scheduled to play in the Portsmouth Invitational, a tournament to showcase college basketball seniors who are hoping to earn a spot in the NBA draft.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Coming into this week, before the news of Jackson-to-Kansas and Davis-to-the-NBA, Ward played out different scenarios in his mind "all the time" of what the Spartans might look like. He imagined how his game might work alongside Davis. He pictured lineups of long, athletic forwards all over the place. It was all very possible not too long ago and such a scenario would have left Ward in a deep battle for playing time. Now? With all the uncertainty and seeing Clark leave the program, Ward knew before this week began that his role is expanding and he'd better be ready.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  A month ago today, Michigan State was cutting down nets in Indianapolis, and seemingly on track to do the same in Houston. The Spartans had just won the Big Ten tournament, were riding a streak of 13 wins in their last 14 games into the NCAA Tournament and were a good bet to win the program's third national title. Now, the Spartans are far from basking in the afterglow of a championship. The last 31 days can only be described as a series of gut punches for Michigan State fans.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  It has been quite a rough month for the Spartans. First, they lost to Middle Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Then, Denzel Valentine lost out on the two major Player of the Year awards to Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. Then, sophomores Marvin Clark Jr. and Javon Bess transferred. Then, prized recruit Josh Jackson picked Kansas over MSU. Then, freshman forward Deyonta Davis declared for the draft.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It has been a while, that much we know. Michigan State freshman big man Deyonta Davis is headed to the NBA, giving coach Tom Izzo his first one-and-done player in 15 years. Since Zach Randolph. That Davis’ decision to head for the pros comes less than 24 hours after star recruit Josh Jackson chose Kansas over MSU feels like a gut-punch to Spartan fans. It shouldn’t.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  This afternoon's Drive with Jack Ebling show spent 27 minutes with MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo. It was one of the best conversations we have ever had with a person who is full of them.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In the span of about 15 hours on Monday night and Tuesday morning, Michigan State learned that it didn't land landing top recruit Josh Jackson and announced that freshman forward Deyonta Davis is leaving for the NBA. But Tom Izzo wants to get one message across to Michigan State fans: the sky isn't falling.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Ryan McCumber and Mike Sterner join Tyler Hayward as they discuss the decision of Josh Jackson to attend Kansas. How does this impact the Spartans and who can step up as the primary scoring option? Also, what does the potential starting five look like now that we know what the perimeter looks like? We also keep you updated on the Deyonta Davis situation.



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