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Men's Basketball freep.com —  This isn't the most talented team Tom Izzo ever has had. But it's one of his most endearing -- at least to him. He was reminded of that again Wednesday at the Breslin Center, on Senior Night, after Michigan State outslugged Purdue, an effort that finally should secure the Spartans a spot in the NCAA tournament.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  "'Im probably prouder and happier than I'm acting, because I got games left, but that was a gut check," Izzo said. That was a character building game. And maybe it builds character for this team for the rest of the season, maybe it builds character for them for the rest of their lives."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo was asked about the 20th win of the season Wednesday night as if it had sealed his team an NCAA tournament berth. The Michigan State head coach wasn't quite ready to agree with that idea. "I don't know what it does about the NCAA tournament," Izzo said. "Puts us definitely a step closer."
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Recap of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Preview of Senior Night vs Purdue.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is not one for consolation when it comes to basketball games. You win them or lose them in Izzo's book, and there was no other way that the 20th-year Michigan State head coach would classify recent losses to Minnesota and Wisconsin other than "disappointing."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "He's got some things to think about," Izzo said of Dawson after the game. "He's gonna have to figure out what he's doing and where he's going. He's a hell of a player, he really is. And when his motor's good, he's very good. He's not ... he just sometimes makes some poor choices and some poor decisions, and sooner or later you've got to grow up."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Dawson was benched on Sunday against Wisconsin, as Izzo made an attempt to spark his best player after what he considered a lackluster performance on Thursday against Minnesota. But instead of getting going, Dawson had his worst statistical games of the year, scoring just four points and grabbing two rebounds in his team's 68-61 loss.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Coach Tom Izzo's not fouling against Minnesota may have cost the Spartans another game, but, was this choice just a part of his method toward "March Madness?"
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  In the early years of Tom Izzo's coaching career, it was a lot easier to get rid of game tape he didn't especially want to review. In fact, the Michigan State coach has famously used hand tools to smash them to pieces in the midst of a season.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  I had a feeling Tom Izzo wasn't done talking about the second "foul or defend" situation this season that has resulted in a last-second tying three for an opponent – both of which resulted in home losses for Michigan State, to Maryland on Dec. 30 and to Minnesota on Thursday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo said he considered fouling when up by three late in regulation against Minnesota before ultimately opting to defend. He then watched as Michigan State missed a defensive switch and allowed the Gophers' Carlos Morris hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation. "It's a choice I made and a choice I'll live with," Izzo said. "If guys would do their damn job, do what they're supposed to do, we wouldn't have been in that position."



Choice to defend instead of foul late bites MSU again Detroit Free Press
The last time MSU faced a "foul or defend" situation, Denzel Valentine and associate head coach Dwayne Stephens talked Tom Izzo into fouling Ohio State – a turnover on the inbounds pass made that a moot point. But on Thursday, there were no such discussions with Minnesota inbounding down 78-75 and 12.8 seconds left in regulation.
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