January 3rd, 2018

Hey, Nick,” Tom Izzo yelled over to sophomore center Nick Ward after Tuesday’s practice. “Is winning the Big Ten important to you?” “Yes,” Ward said, emphatically and without hesitation, chuckling at the question. It wasn’t the best setting to uncover the nuances of how Ward and his Michigan State teammates really feel about the Big Ten championship. But I’ll take Ward’s word for it.

Source: Lansing State Journal