“He’s probably at an 80 percent level, but we need him at 100 percent level,” Izzo said.
SI ranks the Spartans third in the country and the Wolverines seventh. The teams face off Jan. 25 and Feb. 23.
Michigan State’s hopes to contend for a Big Ten title next season got a boost Thursday when Gary Harris announced he’s coming back for his sophomore season.
Right in the middle of the Walk of Fame at Hamilton Southeastern High School — not far from the championship honors for mock trials, swimming and girl’s golf — are two 8-by-13-inch photos.
Michigan point guard Trey Burke has been named Big Ten player of the year by both a media panel and league coaches.
Trending is a poll which ranks who is getting talked about the most on the Detroit sports scene.
Gary Harris and a host of other banged-up Spartans look to help No. 12 Michigan State earn a fifth straight victory over host Purdue on Saturday night.
Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help No. 12 Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half to beat No. 18 Minnesota 61-50 Wednesday night.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo says the program’s recruiting class has gone from very good to possibly elite thanks to Gary Harris.