Down three seniors, 4 freshmen carrying the weight and an injury riddled season for the Spartans. But there is a danger in underestimating Izzo.
Who would deserve the #1 pick next June? Who is the most underrated? Surprises? Disappointments? BN rates the first stretch of college basketball.
Butler and Purdue win the Crossroad Classic, MSU going through some real bumps, the debut of Omer Yourtseven and a lot more in our weekly recap.
Duke wins against Michigan State and Wisconsin destroys Syracuse. Here is a recap of the first eight games of the Acc/Big Ten Challenge.
Michigan State was blown out by UK, thanks to Malik Monk huge game. In the other game, Frank Mason hits the jumper for the Kansas win over Duke. A recap of the Madison Square Garden night.
The first preseason games put on display the talent and potential of Michigan State's wing Miles Bridges and Duke's Frank Jackson.
Tom Izzo has the right players to start over after the painful loss against Middle Tennessee. Denzel Valentine is gone, but they have the best recruiting class in Izzo's career.
Coach Tom Izzo was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Too many stories about him to tell them all, but this is the unusual profile of a legend.