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Tom Izzo Thinks “The Twitter” Is Affecting Michigan State’s Psyche

Michigan State has been a bit inconsistent on the offensive side of the ball the past few weeks, but last night against Rutgers, the Spartans put it all together, shooting 51% from the field, out-rebounding the Scarlet Knights 43-28 and dishing out 14 assists in a 20-point win. After the game, head coach Tom Izzo dropped a hilarious quote, insinuating that fans who tweet at players...
Via College Spun
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo blames 'The Twitter' for slump

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo on his team's 2 game slump before the Spartans defeated Rutgers by a score of 71-51:“Some of these guys…mentally, it’s getting to them. I don’t know, maybe it’s the Twitter. Maybe everyone’s on them.”Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Tom Izzo: 'The Twitter' may have affected team's confidence

Whether we like to admit it or not, social media impacts how young athletes perform. And while social media tends to get a bad reputation, the effects can be either positive or negative. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo seems to feel his team was being affected. The Spartans had lost two of their last three games heading into Thursday night’s matchup with Rutgers, and Izzo shared...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Has Michigan State basketball lost its mojo?

Tom Izzo is college basketball coaching royalty and his Michigan State basketball teams have been one of the best programs in the country for as long as most of us can remember. However, what we’ve witnessed this season could very well be a program in decline. No Draymond Green-like player, no Mateen Cleaves…basically, it’s a team with some nice parts but no stand out leader...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Tom Izzo be worried about his Spartans?

Michigan State lost at Nebraska on Saturday. You might not think that’s too big a deal. After all, Michigan State lost at home to the Huskers a season ago, and not only made the NCAA tournament, but gained a No. 4 seed and eventually progressed to the Elite Eight. This is a Tom Izzo team. The Spartans play in the Big Ten. They’re still a good bet to make the Big Dance, right...
Via The Student Section
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan and Michigan State Basketball will struggle

Fans of college basketball in the state of Michigan have been spoiled in recent years. John Beilein has transformed Michigan into a perennial power, with an appearance in the  national championship game and an elite eight appearance in the past two years. Under Tom Izzo, Michigan State, has continued it success in the Big Ten as well as in the NCAA Tournament.  The Michigan vs...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Three notes about Northwestern match-up

Opponent: Northwestern When: Sunday January 11th, 12:00 pm TV: Big Ten Network Michigan State returns home on Sunday to face Northwestern for their third game in seven days. The Spartans are 2-0 in this stretch and are coming off a big come-from-behind win against the Hawkeyes in Iowa on Thursday. Northwestern comes in at 10-5 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats do not...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

If you’re a low-tier college basketball team hoping to beat an established, premier program, travel to Michigan for a game.  This afternoon, a couple weeks after NJIT defeated the then-No. 17 Wolverines, No. 25 Michigan State (8-4) fell to Texas Southern (2-8), 71-64. According to noted college basketball expert Ken Pomeroy, this was a bigger upset than NJIT’s victory against...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo Calls Tonight’s Free Throw Discrepancy Between Michigan State and Notre Dame “A Joke”

Michigan State fell to Notre Dame as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge tonight, 79-78.  Following the contest, Spartans’ coach Tom Izzo expressed some frustration with the officiating; specifically, the free throw discrepancy between the two teams.  The Fighting Irish shot 25 free throws. Michigan State shot nine.  Izzo says free-throw discrepancy for #Michigan State at #Notre...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo rips into D-II team after 55-point loss to Spartans

The St. Cloud State (Minn.) Huskies, a Division II basketball team, paid a visit to East Lansing on Friday to play the role of patsy in an exhibition match-up with the Michigan State Spartans. The Huskies of course were expected to lose, which the team did in spectacularly ugly fashion, going down by the lopsided...Read More The post Michigan State’s Tom Izzo laid into Division...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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