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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  When legendary Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo attends high school basketball games, people notice. Fans flock to him, asking for autographs, and social media is set ablaze. That's what happened Tuesday night, when Izzo attended the Forest Hills Central boys basketball team's 67-35 home win over Jenison.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo says there's no panicking going on at the Breslin Center this week after a loss to Nebraska dropped Michigan State to 4-3 in the Big Ten. The team's recent issues, he said, are simpler than most people think. "If you really look at what's changed in the last two weeks, we're just not putting the ball in the hole," Izzo said.
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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 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 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, the team's starting point guard and a career 71 percent free throw shooter, stepped to the line with 37 seconds left and his team up by five on Penn State Wednesday night. When he let his first free throw attempt of the night fly, the ball barely grazed the front of the rim. In that shot, the player and his coach saw two different things.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  “I’m sure everybody’s feeling a little pressure,” Izzo said of his players. “(Fans) are mad, everybody’s upset. We’re alright. We’re not great yet, but there’s a million reasons and some of them we weren’t great at the beginning (of the season). We were supposed to work at becoming great.”
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  "I've changed with this team because I'm not sure we're capable, mentally," Izzo said. "I don't think we're as tough a team, but I really believe that we have tried to take the one-game-at-a-time approach more than ever. Battle cries in the other years would be wherever the Final Four is or wherever this or that. The only battle cry now at every huddle is whatever team we're playing, because I don't think this team can handle it. Doesn't mean it's good, bad or indifferent. But I don't talk to them about anybody else. I don't talk to them about 'Well, we can win a couple games.' "
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "Is it a problem? Yeah, it's a problem," said Izzo, whose team hosts Penn State on Wednesday night at Breslin Center. "But it goes back to what some of the NBA guys are complaining about, kids don't have the fundamentals. And you can only spend so much time."
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