Tom Izzo watched his team play on TV from his home a few miles from campus.
Izzo had to like what he saw during his one-game suspension, even if he probably didn’t like having to serve it.
Durrell Summers scored a season-high 25 points, leading the 14th-ranked Spartans to a 90-51 win Saturday night over Prairie View A&M.
The NCAA forced Izzo to miss a game because the school employed someone associated with a potential recruit during a basketball camp in June. The person was paid $475 for five days to work with middle school-aged campers.
“I know he was dying,” Michigan State forward Draymond Green said. “Coach isn’t the type of person to miss a practice or film session, let alone a game. Knowing the type of person he is, it was eating him up inside.”