Tuesday was not a good day for Michigan State hoops.
Travis Trice contributed 11 of Michigan State’s 23 assists as the winners shot 60.4 percent from the field.
Dick Vitale has a new book out called “Awesome Baby” in which he talks about his early days coaching both the University of Detroit and the Detroit Pistons.
“I think a dead man can make a layup,” Izzo said after No. 20 Michigan State lost 61-56 Sunday to No. 11 Kansas in the Orlando Classic championship game.
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.
Michigan State will play Arizona, and Kansas will play Indiana.
Izzo talked about the direction of college athletics and whether the priority of universities is skewing toward athletics versus academics
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame announced eight new members Tuesday.
Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season.
Michigan State freshman Javon Bess is expected to miss at least a month with a right foot injury.