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