Men's Basketball collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com —  Speaking to reporters yesterday, Izzo said that he has spent a good amount of time during his team’s pre-Italy trip practices implementing a 2-2-1 zone press, which is something that is unheard of for Izzo’s teams. Izzo is a half-court, man-to-man coach, so listening to him talk about zone presses is akin to The Walking Dead becoming reality television. But don’t be surprised if this — zone presses — become a common theme this season.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Spartans coach Tom Izzo has spent some time with each new guy, discussing the ins and the outs of the game plans and such; however, based on what was witnessed Wednesday, it’d appear that former player/graduate assistant Austin Thornton has evolved into some sort of freshman specialist.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with MSU head hoops coach, Tom Izzo, on the eve of his team's trip to Italy.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  Following a Final Four run in the 2014-2015 season, we take a look at the 3 key players that will try to get the Spartains to Houston this season.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo started right away with his Eron Harris/Alvin Ellis decision and thoughts Wednesday, then made sure both answered to the media for their offseason, alcohol-related trouble. Which is more surprising -- that Izzo handles off-the-court trouble this openly, or that so few other coaches do? It seems like a no-brainer to me from a public relations perspective, but you sure don't see it very often anymore.
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Men's Basketball thecoverfour.com —  Michigan has been home-base, a trend that I bet would show up even further if we went all the way back to 1995. With two MI players still at the top of the board in 2016, as it stands now, Izzo has brought in 23 kids from Michigan and 26 kids from all other states combined over the last 15 years.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo started his pre-practice meeting with reporters today at Breslin Center by addressing the "knuckleheads" he said left him "very disappointed" with their legal trouble this summer.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Branden Dawson, who is preparing for his first NBA training camp, visited Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Tickets for the final three games of the Michigan State men’s basketball trip (August 28-30) to Italy will be available for purchase at the arena ticket office in Trieste, Italy.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “It’s not my job to judge one of my athletes,” Izzo told USA TODAY Sports in a long piece on "Coaches and coming out."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State vs. Kansas -- a 10 p.m. game on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago -- will conclude ESPN's 2015 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Richardson has averaged 17.1 points and five rebounds a game in his career playing for Golden State, Charlotte, Phoenix, Orlando and Philadelphia.
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Men's Basketball hoopshabit.com —  One of the most versatile offensive players and one of the best pure wing defenders in the country, Valentine should be getting more consideration for NPOY than he has, which is none to this point.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is going in for another big man from Fort Wayne, Ind., and hoping this one turns out better than the last. Four-star forward Malik Williams earned an offer from the Spartans this week, according to his Twitter page. The offer came as his AAU program reported that Williams was on a visit to East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Russell Byrd's college career had a happy ending after all. After transferring from Michigan State for his final season of college eligibility, Byrd earned NAIA All-American honors playing for The Masters College in Los Angeles in 2014-15, averaging 18.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Now, he's turned that strong ending into a profession contract.
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Men's Basketball wilx.com —  Michigan State's men's basketball team has begun two a day practices in preparation for its four game exhibition trip to Italy. The Spartans depart August 21st and return September 1st. The games are all exhibitions. MSU coach Tom Izzo has not announced the roster that will make the trip.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For Gary Harris, the difference in the last two basketball seasons was stark. Harris finished his rookie season with the Denver Nuggets this year averaging 3.4 points per game in 13.1 minutes. He started the season inactive for 10 of the first 13 games, and in total didn't appear in 26 games in the first half of the season as he struggled to get on the court.
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Men's Basketball courier-journal.com —  ESPN on Tuesday announced the date, time and network for Louisville's Big Ten/ACC Challenge road trip to Michigan State, and the Elite 8 rematch is set for primetime. The Cardinals will play at Michigan State at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, on ESPN. That game will be followed on ESPN by Indiana at Duke at 9:15 p.m.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Draymond Green is one of the best athletes to ever come out of Saginaw, Mich. Miles Bridges could end up being one of the best to ever come out of Flint, Mich. What do they have in common? They like to embarrass each other on social media.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Get ready starting this fall to hear a lot about “DD” — incoming freshman big man and McDonald’s All-American Deyonta Davis. As seen over the summer during Moneyball Pro-Am games at Aim High, the 6-foot-10 Davis already has the ability to help the Spartans right away as a shot-blocker and rebounder, and he has nice touch on his jump shot.
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