Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten) has earned the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in this week's Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, and will play Friday night at approximately 9 p.m. on BTN against the winner of Thursday's Iowa-Northwestern contest.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said "there's no question, this will be my most important Big Ten tournament" — because he wants to win it and because his team needs as many games as possible to get ready for the tournament that really matters.



Tom Izzo: Big Ten tournament 'is going to be big for us' Detroit News
In most seasons, the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament isn’t exactly high on the list of importance for Michigan State. That is hardly the case this season. “The tournament is going to be big for us,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Tuesday. “Most years it is not. … There’s no question, this will be my most important Big Ten tournament.”

Michigan State preparing for 'most important Big Ten tournament' of Tom Izzo's career MLive
There's been an outside perception for years that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo doesn't care about winning the Big Ten tournament. Izzo is aware of that. He doesn't agree with that impression, but he knows it's out there. This year, however, there will be no whispers as to how important this weekend is for the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  While Michigan State has never taken the opportunity to win any championship lightly, the Big Ten Tournament has meant different things to Spartan teams over the years.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  This is a put-up-or-pipe-down weekend for the Spartans, who've spent the latter part of the Big Ten season wondering (to themselves and aloud), 'What if?'
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  As senior center Adreian Payne addressed the crowd after the Spartans’ victory over Iowa last Thursday, Joy Harris felt a pang in her heart. A day later, sitting in her family’s home north of Indianapolis, it was still there. “Not knowing what’s going to happen after the season, I kept thinking, ‘We love this Spartan family,’ ” she said. “I felt it was our moment, too.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's postseason chances may be as unpredictable as any in recent memory, but the formula it needs to be successful this year is the same as the day Tom Izzo took over as head coach. Defense begets rebounding. Rebounding begets the break.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  This year has been the MSU basketball season from the bizarro universe. The team flirted with a perfect preconference record (11-1) and leapt out to a 6-0 Big Ten start, but has lost all that momentum down the stretch, going just 5-7 to finish the regular season.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  On a team lacking in experience with several sophomores and freshmen in the lineup, Michigan State's senior class has made a solid impact this season. The Spartans haven't won as many games as they hoped, but the seniors have played a big on role in helping MSU stay competitive in most games throughout the season.
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Football mlive.com —  "The biggest difference in our offense is our feeling as an offensive staff toward what we're going to be able to accomplish,'' said Warner, who helped direct Michigan State to a 13-1 record and a 24-20 Rose Bowl victory over Stanford in his first season as a play caller for head coach Mark Dantonio. "There's a high level of confidence for us offensively, not just coaches, but our offensive football team,'' he said. "Our guys feel good about where they are at, but by no means do we feel we've arrived."
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Jason Richardson’s return from a knee injury recently was hit with a setback. The former Michigan State standout and Saginaw native was hoping to return to the court this month for the Philadelphia 76ers, but that might now no longer happen because of swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. Despite the setback, the 33-year old Richardson is still focused on getting on the court this season. Richardson hasn’t played in an NBA game since last January because of the knee injury.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Six Spartans will represent the Michigan State track and field team this weekend at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Hosted by the University of New Mexico, MSU will have competitors in six events held on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 in Albuquerque, N.M.
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Men's Basketball media.ccomrcdn.com —  Shep talks to Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball coach, about preparing for the Big Ten tournament, whether fans can call the Spartans season a disappointment and the type of leadership on his team.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lacey has become close with the MSU men's basketball team, particularly senior forward Adreian Payne. Payne attended the fund-raiser Monday and enjoyed watching Lacey have fun and try her hand at serving food.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This is the second year in a row -- and fourth time overall -- that Michigan State has been the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament. The Spartans have never reached a conference tournament final as a No. 3 seed. In 2004, MSU defeated No. 6 Northwestern, 68-55, before falling to No. 2 Wisconsin in the semifinals, 68-66.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  With the Big Ten Tournament over, the No. 20 women’s basketball team awaits its next challenge - Selection Monday. According to head coach Suzy Merchant, the outcome of the selection show could play a huge role in the outcome of MSU’s season.
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