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Michigan State basketball: best and worst BIG 10 Natl title hopes

Michigan State basketball represents both the best and the worst hopes for the Big Ten when it comes to winning the national title. MSU is the only Big Ten team to win it all these past 24 years. They cut down the nets in 2000. Michigan, who lost the national title game this past April, won it all in 1989. Indiana is the last Big Ten team not from the state of Michigan to win it...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo: Doing More with Less

The Big Ten is one of the deepest conferences in the country. You can never be sure which team is going to win the regular season or conference tournament each year. But, one thing you can count on in the Big Ten in March, other than the fact that Northwestern won't be playing, is that Tom Izzo will have Michigan State playing solid basketball with a bunch of guys you may not...
Via The Sports Post
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Random Athlete of the Day- Kalin Lucas

Kalin Lucas is one of the main reasons Michigan State is known as a March Madness tournament powerhouse. The Spartans made the tournament every year that Lucas led them from the point guard position, and if not for a serious Achilles injury, Lucas could have established himself as one of the best guards in Big Ten history. The four-star ranked point guard made an immediate impact...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Appling Is Showing Signs Of Kalin Lucas

After seeing Keith Appling make this beautiful move around Jeff Withey and Kevin Young, switching hands and kissing the ball of the glass to seal the Spartans win over the Kansas Jayhawks, many MSU fans thought: Hey, this reminds me of Kalin Lucas. It reminded me of Kalin Lucas, too, this clutch offensive skill. I knew Appling wasn’t at the level of Lucas, offensively, so I decided...
Via Banks Of The Red Cedar
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: All-Time 10 Best Point Guards

Very similar to what Rob White did for that team in Ann Arbor, I will be assembling a series of lists that comprise of the top 10 players at each position in Michigan State basketball history. First, I put together a list of the top 10 point guards in the history of MSU. Some of these players could be considered at another position, but I placed them in the position I felt they were...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Unselfishness key to Spartans' success

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has a little more appreciation for what his team is accomplishing this season because of what he went through just a year ago. It was a tough season for Izzo and the Spartans. They still made it to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th consecutive year - Izzo's down season is another man's career highlight - but there was a lot of agonizing and bickering...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Just How Good Are The 2012 Michigan State Spartans?

Let Saturday’s 58-48 victory over third ranked Ohio State be a wake up call to anyone who was sleeping on this year’s Michigan State team. It’s understandable why there was little hype surrounding Sparty heading into this season. After all, there was little for them to build on. They came into the season unranked after being eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament...
Via The Sports Bank
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten: Midseason Report

*Every week, I’ll take a look at Big Ten’s current landscape, recap the previous week and analyze how the next seven days will impact the teams’ NCAA Tournament hopes. At the de facto halfway point of the Big Ten season, things are, surprisingly, holding fairly close to preseason prognostications. Ohio State leads the conference by a ½ game over Michigan State. Wisconsin...
Via StraitPinkie.com
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State surges as underdog

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Last season was the most disappointing in Tom Izzo's 16 years as Michigan State's basketball coach. The Spartans were ranked No. 2 in the preseason, but chemistry issues led to an underachieving 19-15 record and a first-round knockout in the NCAA Tournament. This season appears to be going in the opposite direction. The Spartans weren't ranked...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Michigan State surges as underdog

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Last season was the most disappointing in Tom Izzo's 16 years as Michigan State's basketball coach. The Spartans were ranked No. 2 in the preseason, but chemistry issues led to an underachieving 19-15 record and a first-round knockout in the NCAA Tournament. This season appears to be going in the opposite direction. The Spartans weren't ranked...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Coach K Sets Wins Record, Baylor Beats San Diego State

#6 Duke 74, Michigan State 69I think that even Duke haters are glad that Coach K got his 903rd win. We'd all seen enough interviews of Bob Knight and Coach K talking about it, and just wanted it over with. And I'm saying that as somebody who respects the Duke program more than just about anybody in the country that's not actually a Duke fan. This game actually wasn...
Via Basketball Predictions
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Big Ten First Looks: Michigan State

Now he just needs to become OK at basketball Michigan State plays North Carolina (on a BATTLESHIP(!)) tonight at 7 PM. 2010/2011 was something of a shocking year for the Michigan State Spartans. Coach Tom Izzo returned three double-digit scorers and five players with more than 10 starts from the previous season’s co-conference champion, final four club. Senior Kalin Lucas had been...
Via Just Cover Blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Around the Big Ten 2011-12: Michigan State

With KJ’s retirement, Tim Conner is taking over the reigns as the chief representative of The Only Colors to participate in this year’s Around the Big Ten season preview feature. Conner agreed to answer questions about last year as well as what will make this year different. (Previously: Penn State, Minnesota, Ohio State) It’s tough to define last year as anything but...
Via UM Hoops
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Season to Take a Small Step Down This Year

Since 2009, we all saw this coming. Back then Big Ten basketball was dominated by a large group of sophomores that would only raise the conference profile higher to it’s peak in 2011. And we knew that once that group was gone (Kalin Lucas, Talor Battle, JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Durrell Summers, Demetri McCamey etc.) the next year would see the conference take a small step...
Via The Sports Bank
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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