Big Ten basketball
Injury and adjustment issues aside, with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments imminent, the Spartans need Keith Appling more than ever.
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.
Relevant on a national scale, the Wolverines look even stronger in their own state.
When people consider the Big Ten’s most dangerous teams, Nebraska does not top the list. That hardly matters to John Beilein.
The Spartans continue through a tough stretch of games without Adreian Payne. “We’ve just got to move on,” Izzo said Monday.
With 26 points against No. 10 Iowa, sophomore Nik Stauskas cemented himself in the role of go-to guy Wednesday night.
To Tom Izzo, teams would be remiss to discount Indiana just because it lost to Northwestern after pulling off a dramatic upset of Wisconsin.