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Michigan State Coach: Tom Izzo (17 seasons at Michigan State 412-169) 2011-12: Record 29-8 overall, 13-5 in Big Ten (Tie 1st) Starters Returning (3) Adreian Payne, Keith Appling, Branden Dawson Preseason Tournament: Champions Classic Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Texas, at Miami Transfer Out: Dwaun Anderson (Wagner) Last year was another successful season for Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans as they made it to the sweet 16. That being said Izzo expects better with championships and final fours. The Spartans lose all everything Draymond Green, he did everything for the Spartans. The Spartans return 3 starters from last year’s team and a couple of key bench players. Izzo also brings in another top recruiting class including one superstar. One thing for sure we know Izzo will coach this to its best ability. Leading the Spartans in the backcourt will be point guard Keith Appling (11.4 ppg). Appling is a speedy quick player that excels at getting to the rim. He is also an excelle...

Michigan State vs. Texas: Familiar Foes

This Saturday, the 20th ranked Michigan State Spartans (10-2) will host the Texas Longhorns (7-4) in what will be the Spartans’ final non conference game of the season. Michigan State and Texas have been common non conference opponents of recent, as this matchup will be the sixth time the two have met in the past 7 years, with last year being the first time the two teams didn...

Michigan State Basketball: Simeon Career Academy’s Jabari Parker chooses Duke

After months and months of speculation, the No. 2-ranked prospect of the 2013 class — according to ESPN — Jabari Parker chose Duke as his pre-NBA destination over MSU, Stanford, BYU, and Florida. The 6-foot-8 small forward from Chicago’s South Side covered Sports Illustrated back in May, and has been unfairly named the best player to come out of high school since LeBron James...

Michigan State Basketball: No. 20 Spartans defeat Texas, grab sixth consecutive win

EAST LANSING — Derrick Nix’s career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds was enough for the No. 20 Michigan State Spartans (11-2)  to knock off  the Texas Longhorns (7-5) 67-56 in MSU’s final nonleague game. Nix shot 7-of-10 from the field and an astounding 11-of-13 from the free throw line. The senior’s aggressive play stems back to the Spartans 92-56 victory over Tuskegee on...

Jabari Parker Chooses Duke Over Michigan State, Others: Video

Jabari Parker, the No. 2 recruit in the nation, announced live on ESPNU Thursday that he would attend Duke next season. Parker selected Duke over Michigan State, BYU, Florida and Stanford. The loss of Parker will be a blow to MSU coach Tom Izzo, who poured a ton of effort into convincing the Chicago Simeon product to come to East Lansing. Video of Parker’s announcement below:

A Young Erin Andrews At The 2000 National Championship Basketball Game

The Big Ten Network has been running a documentary on the 1999-00 Michigan State basketball team and its run to the national championship game against Florida. The Spartans would win the title, 89-76, and Tom Izzo was an instant hero. It was also the last game in which Erin Andrews would dance as a Florida dazzler. That’s her, spotted by one of her fan clubs, in the BTN documentary...

Nix, Spartans Power Past Horns

Texas entered Saturday's showdown with Michigan State full of confidence after blasting North Carolina earlier in the week. But while Texas led in the early-going, the Longhorns were eventually worn down by the physical Spartans, falling 67-56.

Pat Narduzzi Bowl Transcript

Thursday found Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi talking about TCU and his future as a head coach. Here is the complete transcript.

Dan Roushar Bowl Transcript

Michigan State spoke with members of the media on Thursday as they get ready to depart for their battle against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

Bell Looking To Stay Hot

As Michigan State prepares for their trip to Arizona they’ve used heat inside their practice facility to help prepare them for the major change in climate.

Gholston Feels Spartans Defense Ready

For junior defensive end William Gholston bowl practice gave the Spartans a chance to brush up before heading off to Arizona. How has Gholston seen from TCU?

Being Live Not A Problem For Maxwell

In Mark Dantonio fashion the Spartans made their quarterbacks live as they prepared for their upcoming battle with TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. How did Andrew Maxwell feel about the live conditions? He addressed that and more during the teams bowl media day.

Jabari Parker To Make College Decision

Jabari Parker also considered Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and BYU.

Lewis Feels TCU Good Matchup

One Spartan who feels the matchup between Michigan State and TCU is solid is junior safety Isaiah Lewis.

AP: Jabari Parker picks the Blue Devils

Five star combo forward chose Duke over Michigan State, Florida, and others

Jabari Parker Commits To Duke

Jabari Parker also considered Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and BYU.
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