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Tom Izzo

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Keith Appling #11 while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 79-70. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Aggravated By MSU’s Injuries But Still Believes Team Can Make A Run

Even Tom Izzo found it fitting that the lights suddenly turned off during his post-game press conference.

CBS Detroit–02/24/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans makes a first half pass around Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats Michigan St 79-70 For League Lead

Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70 on Sunday to take over first place in the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–02/23/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 16:  Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans is hit on the arm while trying to pass the ball against Walter Pitchford #35 and David Rivers #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first half of a game at Breslin Center on February 16, 2014, in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Injuries, More Threaten Izzo’s Streak Of Getting Players To Final Four

The same duo whose presence made Michigan State a Final Four contender now faces limitations that could derail the team’s tournament hopes.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 13: Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans drives the ball over Alex Olah #22 of the Northwestern Wildcars during the first half of the game at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

No. 9 Michigan State Beats Northwestern 85-70

Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2014

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

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 25: Michigan Wolverines head basketball coach John Beilein shouts out instructions during the second half of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Breslin Center on January 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 80-75. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan, MSU Joust For Lead In Balanced Big Ten

Now the ball’s in your court, Sparty.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 1: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans drives to the basket against Jabril Trawick #55 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the game at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Appling Could Miss Couple Weeks For No. 9 Spartans

Keith Appling could miss a couple weeks for No. 9 Michigan State because of a right wrist injury.

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06: Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans tries to get off a first-half shot around Donovon Jack #5 of the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Payne Back, Michigan State Routs Penn State 82-67

Adreian Payne scored 12 points in his return from a foot injury, and No. 9 Michigan State kept pace atop the Big Ten with an 82-67 victory over Penn State on Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2014

MSU's Gary Harris. (File Photo/Gregory Shamus)

Spartans Fall To Georgetown 64-60

This was just the second meeting ever between the schools with Michigan State winning the other in the second round of the 1986 NCAA tournament.

97.1 The Ticket–02/01/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 25: Adreian Payne #5 and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans are unable to play in the game against the University of Michigan at Breslin Center on January 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 80-75. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Still Without Payne, MSU Tries To Get Back On Track At No. 15 Iowa

The Spartans continue through a tough stretch of games without Adreian Payne. “We’ve just got to move on,” Izzo said Monday.

CBS Detroit–01/27/2014

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