Michigan State Basketball
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo needs the team’s trio of leaders – his “three amigos,” as he calls them – to step up their games.
At times this season, even Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo wondered whether the Spartans would be able to extend the program’s streak to 18 straight NCAA tournament selections.
Michigan State never led in an overtime that was largely a free throw contest.
Two seasons ago, the Wolverines played for the national championship. This season, it would be a miracle if they made the tournament.
Brenden Dawson had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Michigan State used a 20-2 run to start the second half to roll over Rutgers 71-51 on Thursday night.
“First of all I’m going to be at Michigan State,” Izzo said Wednesday, according to ESPN.
For Branden Dawson, 144 characters would not be enough to express his feelings about the young girl.
Izzo, who has led the Spartans for nearly 20 years and is an eight-time National Coach of the Year, has flirted with the NBA before.
Injury and adjustment issues aside, with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments imminent, the Spartans need Keith Appling more than ever.
No. 12 Michigan and No. 22 Michigan State both earned first-round byes in this year’s Big Ten tournament.