Tom Izzo

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)

Spartans, Wolverines Set For Intense Rematch

Tom Izzo enjoys the unfriendly reception he gets in opposing arenas — the chants and the signs are part of what makes college basketball fun for the Michigan State coach.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2015

Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans. File photo. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State Cruises To 68-44 Win At Northwestern

Travis Trice had four of Michigan State’s season-high 13 3-pointers …

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 21:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Breslin Center on January 21, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Izzo Looks Forward To Brief Break In Schedule After OT Win

Tom Izzo sounded glad the game was over.

97.1 The Ticket–02/03/2015

Malcolm Butler (R) of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette (L) of the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX  on February 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Izzo Calls Seattle Pass, Subsequent Interception ‘Haunting … Gut-Wrenching’

Asked if coaches think about the worst possible outcome before calling a risky play, Izzo replied in the affirmative.

CBS Detroit–02/02/2015

Denzel Valentine #45 and Bryn Forbes #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate - FILE PHOTO (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan State Shuts Out Michigan In OT, Beats Wolverines 76-66

Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime …

97.1 The Ticket–02/01/2015

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)

Michigan State Faces Quick Turnaround Before Michigan

Although neither team is ranked, Sunday’s game is still a big one with potential NCAA tournament implications.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2015

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)

Does The State Of Michigan Even Care About Sunday’s Michigan-MSU Hoops Game?

I think it’s truly lame the lack of buzz one of my favorite games is getting so let’s change it. What do you say?

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 5:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans gives instructions to his team during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at the Breslin Center on January 5, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State-Rutgers Game Postponed Due To Weather

“This is a little more concerning,” Izzo said. “We’ve got parents calling and wondering.”

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans during a timeout at the Breslin Center on January 11, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Dawson’s Double-Double Helps Michigan State Win 66-60

Branden Dawson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to help Michigan State outlast Penn State 66-60 on Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/21/2015

Guard Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Michigan State Rallies Past Iowa 75-61

Michigan State opened the second half on a 25-9 run and never looked back …

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2015

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