Big Ten basketball

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes steals the ball away from Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With the steal Craft became the all-time leader in steals in the Big Ten Conference. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo Says MSU Needs Go-To Guy, Still Believes Appling Is That Guy

Injury and adjustment issues aside, with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments imminent, the Spartans need Keith Appling more than ever.

CBS Detroit–03/12/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Head Coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans walks off the court after the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Michigan State 69-67 on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo On Effect Of Hand-Check Rules: ‘They Have To Change It To Six Fouls’

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.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Nik Stauskas #11 of the Michigan Wolverines hugs former teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks after Michigan defeated the Michigan State Spartans 79-70 at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

John Beilein On Sweeping Michigan State: ‘It Says We’re Back – Michigan’s Back’

Relevant on a national scale, the Wolverines look even stronger in their own state.

CBS Detroit–02/24/2014

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 30: Terran Petteway #5 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers reacts after making a three-point basket during a game against the Indiana Hoosiersat Pinnacle Bank Arena on January 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

No. 10 Michigan Aims To Bounce Back, Avoid Upset As Huskers Heat Up

When people consider the Big Ten’s most dangerous teams, Nebraska does not top the list. That hardly matters to John Beilein.

CBS Detroit–02/04/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 25: Adreian Payne #5 and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans are unable to play in the game against the University of Michigan at Breslin Center on January 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 80-75. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Still Without Payne, MSU Tries To Get Back On Track At No. 15 Iowa

The Spartans continue through a tough stretch of games without Adreian Payne. “We’ve just got to move on,” Izzo said Monday.

CBS Detroit–01/27/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 22: Nik Satuskas #11 of the Michigan Wolverines shoots over Aaron White #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half of the game at Crisler Arena on January 22, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes 75-67. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Stauskas Sizzles With 26 Points As No. 21 Michigan Defeats No. 10 Iowa

With 26 points against No. 10 Iowa, sophomore Nik Stauskas cemented himself in the role of go-to guy Wednesday night.

CBS Detroit–01/23/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Head Coach Tom Izzo of Michigan State Spartans reacts during their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Barclays Center on November 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Izzo Not Taking Indiana Lightly Despite Two Top 25 Opponents Coming Up

To Tom Izzo, teams would be remiss to discount Indiana just because it lost to Northwestern after pulling off a dramatic upset of Wisconsin.

CBS Detroit–01/21/2014