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Don't let the fact that Tom Izzo spent his Monday night playing Christmas carols on his accordion fool you. This is a busy and important time for the Michigan State basketball team and its head coach. Between finals week and Christmas, Michigan State is playing four games in nine days to finish up its non-conference slate. After dispatching Oakland, 87-61 Sunday, the Spartans move on to their toughest mid-major opponent of the non-conference slate, Eastern Michigan on Wednesday (9 p.m., BTN).