“I don’t think anybody understands all the things that you go through,” Izzo said on the show.
Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris and Branden Dawson added 15 each to lead No. 22 Michigan State to its second Big Ten tournament title in three years with a 69-55 upset of No. 8 Michigan on Sunday.
Injury and adjustment issues aside, with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments imminent, the Spartans need Keith Appling more than ever.
Izzo said the change in how hand-checking is officiated has been hard on players and coaches, and the matter has not set well with him.
LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 on Sunday.
Tom Izzo is an incredible coach. Sell him short, especially in March, at your own risk.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo looked reluctant as he considered the question.
The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
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Relevant on a national scale, the Wolverines look even stronger in their own state.