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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 18: Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots the ball during the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 18, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Okafor Leads No. 4 Duke Past No. 19 Spartans 81-71

Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday’s State Farm Champions Classic.

97.1 The Ticket–11/18/2014

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11:  In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina tip off the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. The Carrier Classic is a celebration of Veterans Day. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

In Advance Of 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor, MSU Hoops Will Play In Hawaii In 2016

Michigan State will play Arizona, and Kansas will play Indiana.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Matt Costello #10 during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Izzo Weighs In On Academic Scandals, Says Athletes Should Also Be Held Accountable

Izzo talked about the direction of college athletics and whether the priority of universities is skewing toward athletics versus academics

CBS Detroit–11/05/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on from the bench against the Virginia Cavaliers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Izzo, Jeter, Fedorov Among Newest Members Of Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame announced eight new members Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–11/04/2014

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo talks to Denzel Valentine #45 during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Spartans Still A Threat After Losing Harris, Payne

Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season.

97.1 The Ticket–10/29/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans gestures from the bench against the Virginia Cavaliers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Bess Needs Surgery On Foot

Michigan State freshman Javon Bess is expected to miss at least a month with a right foot injury.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts as he coaches. (File Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

WATCH: Tom Izzo Dresses Up As Member Of KISS For MSU Midnight Madness

Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Athletics Department just took Midnight Madness to a whole new level.

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Travis Trice #20 and Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate after a basket in the second half against the Virginia Cavaliers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Izzo Says Spartans Have Better Leadership This Season

“It’s a team with the same kind of passion we had last year, the same kind of camaraderie, but a little better leadership,” Tom Izzo said.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Quarterback Shane Morris #7 of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by teammates Ben Braden #71 and Khalid Hill #80 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Did Brady Hoke Intentionally Play Concussed QB? ‘The Answer Is 100% No’ Says MSU’s Tom Izzo

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has some words of support for his embattled adversary at the University of Michigan.

CBS Detroit–10/02/2014

STATE COLLEGE, PA - DECEMBER 31:  John Johnson #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions battles for a loose ball against Travis Trice #20 and Kenny Kaminski #30 of the Michigan State Spartans at the Bryce Jordan Center on December 31, 2013 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Izzo Makes It Clear Kaminski Was Dismissed, Did Not Just Choose To Transfer

“After he repeatedly failed to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss Kenny from the program.”

CBS Detroit–08/04/2014

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