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...