March 4th, 2017

Earlier this week, a few days before Michigan State’s Wednesday loss at Illinois, Tom Izzo spoke with measured self-abasement, admitting that, yes, the time had finally come.”There’s been a lot of new things for me too,” the ol’ Hall of Famer said Monday. “This is new territory, playing four freshmen (on Sunday) when they all played more than 25 minutes, didn’t they? No, Nick only played 19 because he was in foul trouble. But everyone else played 25 or more! That’s new territory.”