Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Offensively, Rutgers gets the bulk of its scoring from guard Myles Mack and forward Kadeem Jack. Mack is averaging 14.4 points per game, while Kadeem is averaging 13.1 and 6.3 rebounds. "They've got a great guard in Mack and a great forward in Jack, so the Mack and Jack show," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "That's where they're getting a lot of their points, and they're awfully good at it."
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 mlive.com —  Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine might not have been able to step back and consider their second-half efforts in the wake of Michigan State's 79-77 loss at Nebraska Saturday. But when they can, they will see that with a scorching 39 combined points in the final 20 minutes, the Spartans' backcourt duo snapped out of a two-game offensive funk.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  It started with a layup from Valentine at the 3:23 mark that trimmed the deficit to 10. The floodgates seemed to open from there.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "It looked like two totally different teams out there," said Trice, who had 15 of his career-high 27 points in the final 4:58. "We can score at will when our back's against the wall," said MSU senior forward Branden Dawson, who had eight points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  MSU (13-7 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) put on yet another puzzling performance, this time in a two-point loss to Nebraska. After scoring the game’s first points, the Spartans trailed the rest of the way, as Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields delivered a one-two punch that MSU just couldn’t handle.
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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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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 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 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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