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63 posts from November 2011

November 18, 2011

MSU 76, Texas Southern 41

Tom Izzo was downright Lou Holtz-ish in his evaluation of the SWAC power Tigers. Think Sparky Anderson and Chris Pittaro. The goods for MSU start with 22 assists on 29 baskets. A lot of unselfish play in this game -- and perhaps the BEST ASSIST IN THE HISTORY OF BRESLIN was lost when Derrick Nix's transition, in-stride, behind-the-back, perfectly placed bounce to Branden Dawson was flubbed. Ouch!

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Let's talk Indiana

Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star gives us the latest on the Hoosiers.

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November 17, 2011

MSU hoops practice update

Tom Izzo seems genuinely concerned about Texas Southern, which he said is the most athletic team MSU has faced this season.

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Big chat at 10 a.m.

Much to discuss, so just click here to join. There's some awful news today for Madison Williams and the MSU women's basketball team, with a second ACL tear in two years.

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November 16, 2011

Tidbits from Tuesday Players/Wednesday Assistant Coaches

This is Denny in for Joe. Player interviews were last night and Wednesday interviews at the Skandalaris Center brought MSU quarterbacks coach Dave Warner and defensive line coach Ted Gill.

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Linthicum honored

MSU senior tight end Brian Linthicum has been named John Mackey Tight End of the Week after getting career highs with five catches and 71 yards against Iowa.

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November 15, 2011

On the other side of "903"

Taking in Tom Izzo's comments tonight at the post-game presser and then in the hallway outside the MSU locker room, I was struck by just how different things were in this building a year ago. If you don't recall, here's a refresher. He was not happy at all with what the 2010-11 team was becoming. If there's one thing I take away from New York and this Duke game, it's that he's pretty excited about what this team could become.

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Your MSU-Duke game post

I'm here at the Garden, where the teams have finished warming up and we have about eight minutes until tipoff. Branden Dawson looked pretty good in warmups, moving well with a sleeve on his right knee.

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Tuesday Dantonio Presser notes

This is Denny Schwarze in for Joe. I was at MSU coach Mark Dantonio's weekly press conference and have some tidbits that I will deliver here.

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Get out your plastic Wolverine hat

Yes, you should be be rooting for U-M on Saturday, but I'll be no more than 3 percent of you do. Or is that shooting high?

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