As Michigan State gets set to host Nebraska on Thursday at Breslin Center, it was the first meeting with the Huskers at the beginning of February when head coach Tom Izzo decided to address the elephant in the room. ntering that game in Lincoln, MSU was 13-9 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten, having just snapped a three-game losing streak a few days earlier. The Spartans were firmly on the bubble, and Izzo made the choice to just get it out there: MSU would be fighting the rest of the season to get into the NCAA Tournament. It wasn’t meant to be a bad thing or a good thing; it simply was the reality of the situation.
Source: Spartan Tailgate