Posted March 09, 2012 on
Hawkeye Insider content following Iowa's 92-65 loss to Michigan State in Thursday's Big Ten Tournament. Player interviews, Game Column, Game story and transcripts are included.

Tom Izzo keeps his pants on for Dove Men+Care commercial.

 Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo has filmed a couple of commercials for Dove Men+Care. Here he talks about some of the bizarre outfits he's worn for the Spartans' Midnight Madness events. Luckily for America, The Izzo decided to keep his pants on for his commercial. Unlike Kirk Herbstreit, who decided to share his package with America when wearing...

Branden Dawson’s injury adds a dent in MSU Spartans’ depth

He clutched his knee and grimaced. With the help of trainers, MSU freshman freak athlete Branden Dawson limped to the bench only to see his freshman campaign sidelined during the most crucial part of the season. While we see ACL injuries far too much in the college game, the lingering after effects for the individual are the primary focus, and rightfully so, but what does Dawson’s...

Green Powers Spartans Past Iowa

Draymond Green’s 18th double-double of the season powered Michigan State past Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan State's Derrick Nix punches hole in basket padding (Video)

Michigan State center Derrick Nix punched a hole in the padding around the basket support during the first half of Friday's Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinal basketball game against Iowa. Nix had just made a basket and got the foul call, so he was letting out some excitement with his punch into the padding right above the Big Ten Conference logo. Based on the...

Video: Derrick Nix drops the hammer

Derrick Nix is a big man, but plays with a lot of finesse around the basket. We’ve even seen him go coast-to-coast. But that doesn’t change the fact the is still just what we said, a big man. Yesterday, in the midst of Michigan State’s blowout win in the 2nd round of the B1G Tourney, Nix celebrated a layup and 1 by punching the basketball support. We’ve seen plenty of...

Game Day Grades: Michigan State

INDIANAPOLIS - Wisconsin played the first 10 minutes of its Big Ten Tournament semifinal against Michigan State almost perfect. The other 30 minutes were another story, as No.8 Michigan State's size and strength helped propel them to 65-52 victory. Badger Nation hands out the grades.

Spartans Down Badgers 65-52

Michigan State took care of business on Saturday afternoon downing Wisconsin 65-52 to advance to Sunday's Big Ten Championship game.

Recap: An Indy Speed Bump

No.14 Wisconsin scored the first 20 of the first 29 points in Friday's Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, but No.8 Michigan State took over from after that. Hurt in transition and in the paint, the Badgers will have to regroup for the NCAA Tournament after being beat by the Spartans, 65-52, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Preview: No.8 Michigan State vs. No.14 UW

After setting the nets on fire Friday afternoon, shooting 48.2 percent overall and 50 percent from 3-point range, No.14 Wisconsin looks to advance to its first tournament title game since 2008 with a win over No.8 Michigan State Saturday.

Spartan Game Notes: Big Ten Tournament Iowa

The following notes are from Michigan State's 92-75 victory over Iowa. The Spartans advance to play Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon.

Quick Update Devin Butler

With an offer from Michigan State now extended to Devin Butler, gets a quick update from the defensive back about his interest in the Spartans.

Spartan Game Notes: Wisconsin

The following notes are from Michigan State's 65-52 victory over Wisconsin.

Post MSU Transcript

Transcript from Iowa postgame press conference after loss to Michigan State Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament.
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