Michigan State’s close of the regular season is so taxing that Tom Izzo has made up his own metaphorical idiom to describe the current developments. “I’ve talked about the white elephant in the room,” Izzo said. Huh? A white elephant is a possession that is useless or troublesome. An elephant in the room is an obvious conundrum? A white elephant in the room? Let’s just call it the newest Izzo-ism.