Izzo said the change in how hand-checking is officiated has been hard on players and coaches, and the matter has not set well with him.
No. 12 Michigan and No. 22 Michigan State both earned first-round byes in this year’s Big Ten tournament.
With an undergraduate degree from Michigan but one more year of basketball eligibility, fifth-year-senior-to-be Jordan Morgan had some options.
On a team with just one junior and one senior, maturity could easily be an issue. For Michigan, with 13 players in either their freshman or sophomore year, the opposite has been the case.
Three games remain in the regular season for Michigan, and the Wolverines sit alone in first place in the conference standings.
From the video, it appears at least one fan punched a player before team personnel could drag all the players away from the melee.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo looked reluctant as he considered the question.
Michigan’s defensive coaching staff got a shakeup, and so did the scheme, and so did the positioning of one of the team’s best players.
Giant salary increase notwithstanding, Dantonio is a great value for the Spartans.
Tom Izzo might add another item to his resume this season – Ladder Salesman of the Year.