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  1. Tom Izzo calls Denzel Valentine’s play during foreign tour ‘unbelievable’

    Sep 1, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT

    AP

    Denzel Valentine will be in contention for Big Ten Player of the Year this season.

  2. Michigan State caps Italy trip with one-point loss to Georgian national team (VIDEO)

    Aug 30, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT

    Lourawls Nairn Jr.

    These games against seasoned competition will help Michigan State in the tough Big Ten this season.

  3. Michigan State falls short against Italian national team (VIDEO)

    Aug 29, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo, Alvin Ellis III

    Michigan State scheduled games against three national teams preparing for next month’s Eurobasket championships (Russia, Italy and Georgia).

  4. Michigan State falls to Russian National Team 93-75

    Aug 28, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    The Spartans are now 1-1 on the trip.

  5. Highlights of Michigan State’s Italy trip-opening win over Basket Fiorentina

    Aug 26, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Bryn Forbes scored 18 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Spartans.

  6. Michigan State announces full non-conference schedule

    Aug 21, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    The Spartans host Louisville and Florida in December, and they’ll also play Kansas in Chicago.

  7. Tom Izzo, 30 second shot clocks, and why zone presses will be more popular this year

    Aug 21, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Why a shorter clock could end up leading to a change in how teams use certain defenses.

  8. Michigan State’s Alvin Ellis III cited for alcohol-related offenses twice this spring

    Jul 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo, Alvin Ellis III

    Tom Izzo’s also had to deal with the recent arrest of Eron Harris on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

  9. Michigan State’s Bryn Forbes has gained 15 pounds this offseason

    Jun 27, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

    AP

    Sometimes gaining 15 pounds in college is a good thing.

  10. Five-star 2016 shooting guard commits to Michigan State

    Jun 22, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp 2015 - Day One

    The Spartans are now up to two commitments in the 2016 class, with power forward Nick Ward being the first.

  11. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo receives contract extension through June 2021

    Jun 17, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Izzo’s led the program to seven of their nine Final Four appearances.

  12. Four-star power forward becomes Michigan State’s first 2016 commitment

    Apr 29, 2015, 9:56 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Ward is Michigan State’s first commitment in the Class of 2016.

  13. Tom Izzo blames himself, new Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart movie on Michigan State’s sluggish Sweet 16 start

    Mar 28, 2015, 10:55 AM EDT

    (AP)

    Michigan State might have been the only people in the country watching “Get Hard” on Friday afternoon.

  14. Tom Izzo, No. 7 Michigan State advance to Elite 8 with 62-58 win over No. 3 Oklahoma

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:23 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Second straight Elite 8 appearance for Tom Izzo and Co.

  15. Tom Izzo and No. 7 Michigan State advance to the Round of 32 with a 70-63 win over Georgia

    Mar 20, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Michigan State left the door open for Georgia down the stretch, but early turnovers problems were too much to overcome.

  16. Defensive lapses cost Michigan State dearly against Minnesota (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2015, 9:55 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    Leading by six with 34 seconds remaining in regulation, Michigan State looked to be on their way to a home win over Minnesota. Then they fouled three-point shooters on two separate occasions.

  17. Michigan State receives $3 million gift for men’s basketball program

    Jan 30, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    The donation will be used to improve the basketball offices and practice facility, with leftover funds being used for any improvements that may need to be made down the line.

  18. Michigan State basketball players celebrate football team’s bowl victory (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2015, 7:53 PM EDT

    Travis Trice

    The Spartans were able to catch the final moments of the football team’s comeback win over Baylor in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

  19. Michigan State starting forward to miss next two games with non-displaced wrist fracture

    Dec 18, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

    Branden Dawson, Brandon Nazione

    Branden Dawson is the team’s leading rebounder, as he’s grabbing 8.7 boards per contest.

  20. Michigan State’s Branden Dawson suffers sprained left wrist in win over Eastern Michigan

    Dec 18, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

    Branden Dawson, Jalen Hayes, Matt Costello

    Dawson’s injury occurred on the same night that freshman Javon Bess made his regular season debut for the Spartans.

  21. Michigan State’s efficient three-point shooting is key for 2014-15 success

    Dec 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Travis Trice (AP Photo)

    Michigan State lost a lot of talent and experience from a title contender last season, but they’ve remained a top 25 team thanks to tremendous three-point shooting.

  22. Michigan State guard will return from ankle injury Wednesday against Notre Dame

    Dec 2, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Ohio State

    After missing six games, the Spartans will get back a key rotation member on the wing.

  23. No. 4 Duke proves No. 19 Michigan State cannot win at elite level if they keep missing on elite talent

    Nov 18, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Jahlil Okafor (Getty Images)

    No. 4 Duke used its balanced offense to outlast No. 19 Michigan State in the opening game of the Champions Classic.

  24. Report: Michigan State adds another injured player to already thin rotation

    Nov 15, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Ohio State

    The Spartans are going to be lacking healthy bodies against Duke.