Michigan State Basketball

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 24: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks to his team during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena January 24, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Minnesota Upsets Michigan State 96-90 In OT

Michigan State never led in an overtime that was largely a free throw contest.

97.1 The Ticket–02/26/2015

John Beilein the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines gives instructions to his team during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on February 8, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

ESPN Bubble Watch: Michigan Needs Miracle To Get In, MSU Mediocre

Two seasons ago, the Wolverines played for the national championship. This season, it would be a miracle if they made the tournament.

CBS Detroit–02/11/2015

Michigan State Spartans celebrate during a game at the Breslin Center on January 21, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State Beats Rutgers 71-51

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.

97.1 The Ticket–01/29/2015

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 Says (Again) He Plans To Stay At Michigan State

“First of all I’m going to be at Michigan State,” Izzo said Wednesday, according to ESPN.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Spartans Remember 8-Year-Old Lacey Holsworth

For Branden Dawson, 144 characters would not be enough to express his feelings about the young girl.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 04:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans yells from the bench in the fist half while playing the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on December 4, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. North Carolina won the game 79-65. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Tom Gores Expected To Pursue Tom Izzo As Next Pistons Coach

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.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2014

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

ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 8:  Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines holds up his piece of the net following a 84-80 win over the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half of a basketball game on March 8, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Matchups Announced For Michigan, Michigan State

No. 12 Michigan and No. 22 Michigan State both earned first-round byes in this year’s Big Ten tournament.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 13: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo talk late in the second half of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats 85-70. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Question About Players Unionizing Sparks Insight From Izzo

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo looked reluctant as he considered the question.

CBS Detroit–02/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06:  Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans is embraced by teammates as he leaves the floor after completing a double double with 11 rebounds and 11 points while playing the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 82-67. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Amid Injuries, Adjustments, MSU Looks To Avoid Second Straight Loss

While hosting Northwestern might seem like an ideal opportunity for the Spartans to get back on track, Tom Izzo is wary of the Wildcats.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2014

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