Michigan State’s Izzo says a few players could enter draftApril 12, 2023 GMT
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said “a bunch of guys" in college basketball are putting their names in the NBA draft.
“I think that's the popular thing to do,” Izzo said Wednesday.
A few Spartans may join the trend, declaring themselves eligible to at least be evaluated for the draft with an opportunity to withdrawal from it in June, he said.
Marquette coach Smart faces mentor Izzo in NCAA 2nd roundMarch 19, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Watching Tom Izzo's Michigan State team win the 2000 national title was a seminal moment for Shaka Smart, then a 22-year-old graduate assistant at Division II California University of Pennsylvania.
March Madness and Michigan State synonymous under Tom IzzoMarch 14, 2023 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo stepped up to a lectern with a microphone, as he has more than 1,000 times over the last three decades, and delivered a timely message when Michigan State University needed it most.
Michigan State tops Indiana in 1st home game since shootingsFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo gazed into the crowd, tears welling in his eyes, moments before his team played its first home game since a mass shooting on campus killed three students and hospitalized five students.
Michigan State rallies for 69-65 win at No. 18 WisconsinJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Michigan State was trailing No. 18 Wisconsin by five points with less than four minutes to go when Spartans coach Tom Izzo delivered a message to his veteran team.
“Once we all kind of came into the huddle, coach said to us, ‘We’re winning this game,'” senior forward Malik Hall said.
Michigan’s Dickinson dissociates from Hitler-Izzo commentJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan center Hunter Dickinson said he was part of a decision to remove a published Barstool Sports podcast in which one of his co-hosts compared Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo to Adolf Hitler.
Michigan State building momentum going into Michigan matchupJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo punched the air with his right fist, shouted words of encouragement to his team and crouched as if he was getting into a defensive stance on the sideline.
Mat Ishbia agrees to buy Suns, Mercury for $4 billionDecember 21, 2022 GMT
Mortgage executive Mat Ishbia has agreed in principle to buy a majority stake of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury from the embattled owner Robert Sarver for $4 billion, the sides announced Tuesday.
Northwestern beats No. 20 Michigan State in Big Ten openerDecember 5, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Boo Buie scored 20 points and Northwestern beat No. 20 Michigan State 70-63 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Chase Audige added 15 points and Ty Berry had 13 for Northwestern (6-2), which ended a two-game losing streak.
Hauser helps No. 12 Michigan State hold off Oregon 74-70November 26, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Joey Hauser had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 12 Michigan State hold off a strong challenge from Oregon to win 74-70 in the consolation round of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament Friday night.
Michigan State’s Malik Hall out 3 weeks with foot injuryNovember 24, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Michigan State forward Malik Hall will be sidelined for about three weeks due to a stress reaction in his left foot, the school announced Thursday.
Villanova’s 1st-year coach Kyle Neptune learning on the jobNovember 19, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Neptune looks young enough to suit up for a basketball team instead of wearing a blue suit with a V-neck shirt as Villanova's first-year coach.
Unusual venues make nonconference games more memorableNovember 11, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two of the more notable games on Friday’s college basketball schedule are taking place on an aircraft carrier and in a baseball stadium.
Michigan State among college hoops teams facing tough testsNovember 8, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo is proud of the fact that Michigan State has played anyone, anytime, anywhere with consistently tough nonconference schedules throughout his career.
Tom Izzo’s unranked Michigan State team faces tough testsOctober 20, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo insists he has no plans to call it a career anytime soon.
The Hall of Fame coach, who turns 68 in January, is entering his 28th season in charge of Michigan State's program and his energy level hasn't missed a beat.
Michigan State gives Tom Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per yearAugust 11, 2022 GMT
Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year.
The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month.
Ahoy! Gonzaga, Michigan State to play on carrier deckJuly 14, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — They’re going to try to play college basketball on an aircraft carrier again, and nautical veteran Tom Izzo and Michigan State will get a return trip to San Diego Bay to face Gonzaga on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Veteran's Day.
Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTenJuly 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games.
The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on Friday.
Izzo adds former guard Thomas Kelley to Michigan State staffJune 3, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo added former Spartans guard Thomas Kelley to his staff on Friday.
Kelley is replacing Dwayne Stephens as an assistant coach.
Former NBA, Michigan State star Adreian Payne shot, killedMay 10, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in a shooting. He was 31.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting at 1:34 a.m.
Dwayne Stephens leaves Michigan St to lead Western MichiganApril 5, 2022 GMT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan has hired longtime Michigan State assistant Dwayne Stephens to lead its basketball program.
The school made the announcement Monday, adding the move was pending its board's approval.
Duke tops MSU, into Sweet 16 in Coach K’s final NCAA tourneyMarch 21, 2022 GMT
Duke survived a tense finish against Michigan State and extended Mike Krzyzewski’s final NCAA Tournament run, beating Tom Izzo’s Spartans 85-76 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame coaches’ bittersweet last tussle.
Coach K’s last ride continues as Duke closes out SpartansMarch 21, 2022 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski’s emotions began to flow with a few seconds left on the clock, when it was finally certain Duke would extend his last NCAA Tournament run.
He whirled around to face the section where his family was sitting behind him and extended both arms to point their way in celebration.
TIPPING OFF: Izzo, Coach K meet for last time, Sweet 16 spotMarch 20, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament today:
Krzyzewski, Izzo set for final meeting in NCAA tourneyMarch 19, 2022 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In a sport where the only lasting stars are the coaches, few are more recognizable than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo.
Both have spent decades at the top of their profession, with national titles, Final Fours and enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.
TIPPING OFF: Izzo, Coach K meet for last time, Sweet 16 spotMarch 19, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday:
Michigan State survives, edges Davidson 74-73 in NCAAsMarch 19, 2022 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Michigan State was tough enough to take back the lead in a critical moment, then fortunate enough to withstand Davidson's desperation final charge.
“I thought it was a little bit of a roller-coaster,” Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo said.
Most NCAA tourney-tested coaches nestled in South CarolinaMarch 17, 2022 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski headed for the tunnel after Duke’s practice Thursday, offering a wave to the cheering fans who had gathered to watch and hopefully capture a brief moment from his final NCAA Tournament.
Izzo passes Knight as Michigan State holds off MarylandMarch 7, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gabe Brown and Malik Hall led a key second-half surge and Tom Izzo became the all-time Big Ten leader in career wins as Michigan State defeated Maryland 77-67 on Sunday.
With his 663rd win at Michigan State, Izzo passed Indiana’s Bob Knight for the most wins at a Big Ten school.
Michigan State snaps slump with 68-65 win over No. 4 PurdueFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo was choked up as he walked off the court, and the emotional display had nothing to do with matching Bob Knight's record for the most wins by a men's basketball coach at a Big Ten school.
Murray scores 28 as No. 25 Iowa beats Michigan State 86-60February 23, 2022 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The present made sure to acknowledge the past.
Iowa forward Keegan Murray knew where former teammate Luka Garza, The Associated Press national player of the year last season, was sitting during Tuesday night's game against Michigan State.
Cockburn leads No. 12 Illinois past slumping No. 19 SpartansFebruary 19, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 27 points, Jacob Grandison had a season-high 24 and No. 12 Illinois held off No. 19 Michigan State 79-74 on Saturday.
Hall, Walker lead No. 17 Michigan State over Indiana 76-61February 13, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo questioned his team’s toughness and emotion earlier in the week following a home loss to Wisconsin.
The No. 17-ranked Spartans responded Saturday with a hard-fought 76-61 victory over Indiana, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Davis scores 25, lifts No 14 Wisconsin past No. 17 MSU 70-62February 9, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Johnny Davis had a game-high 25 points, leading No. 14 Wisconsin to a 70-62 victory over No. 17 Michigan State on Tuesday night.
The win lifted the second-place Badgers (19-4 overall, 10-3 Big Ten) to within a half-game of first-place Illinois in the Big Ten Conference.
Rutgers blows past No. 13 Michigan State 84-63February 6, 2022 GMT
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his Spartans that one of the keys to beating Rutgers was to not let the Scarlet Knights get going offensively.
No. 10 Michigan State tops rival Michigan 83-67 with depthJanuary 29, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 10 Michigan State sent waves of players at its rivals and there wasn't much Michigan could do about it.
Northwestern holds on to beat No. 10 Michigan St 64-62January 15, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Northwestern beat Michigan State at its game, crashing the offensive boards and hustling for loose balls to beat a top 10 team on the road for the time in nearly five years.
No. 10 Michigan State beats Minnesota 71-69 on Hauser’s shotJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Joey Hauser made a low-post shot with a tenth of a second left, lifting No.
No. 10 Michigan State rallies to beat Northwestern 73-67January 2, 2022 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Gabe Brown scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half, Marcus Bingham Jr. added 13 and No. 10 Michigan State rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit for a 73-67 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.
Brown scores 24 as No. 10 Michigan State beats High PointDecember 29, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gabe Brown scored a career high 24 points, as short-handed No. 10 Michigan State pulled away in the second half to beat scrappy High Point 81-68 in Wednesday’s matchup of longtime coaching friends Tom Izzo and Tubby Smith.
No. 19 Michigan State beats Penn State 80-64December 11, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tyson Walker may not be the leading scorer every game, but he’s a key ingredient that has No. 19 Michigan State off to its best start in four seasons.
“Tyson, the guy that stirs the drink usually gets the team going,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said after the Spartans' 80-64 win Saturday over Penn State.
No. 19 Mich. St. outlasts Minnesota 75-67 in Big 10 openerDecember 9, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State is playing tough defense again, and the arrival of Tyson Walker is not a coincidence.
Gabe Brown, Malik Hall and Walker scored 15 points apiece for 19th-ranked Michigan State in a 75-67 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night in the first Big Ten opener for Gophers coach Ben Johnson and the 27th for Spartans coach Tom Izzo.
No. 22 Michigan State builds big lead, tops Toledo 81-68December 5, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Max Christie had 14 points, Gabe Brown scored 12 and No. 22 Michigan State built a big lead early and defeated Toledo 81-68 on Saturday.
Tyson Walker added 11 points and six assists and Marcus Bingham Jr.
Malik Hall helps No. 22 Michigan State beat Louisville 73-64December 2, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Malik Hall was the best player No. 22 Michigan State had on the court for stretches, showing flashes of his potential that coach Tom Izzo would like to see more often.
Hall scored eight of his 15 points in a 1:34 stretch early in the second half, helping the Spartans build a big lead they needed to hold off Louisville 73-64 Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Brown, Spartans pull away late to beat No. 22 UConn 64-60November 26, 2021 GMT
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michigan State followed a thrilling last-second win by blowing a big lead against a worn-down opponent and finding itself trailing late in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Tom Izzo's Spartans advanced anyway with toughness and tenacity in the game's critical moments for the second straight day.
Brown, Christie lead Michigan State past Butler 73-52November 18, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gabe Brown scored 19 points, freshman Max Christie added 18 and Michigan State beat Butler 73-52 on Wednesday night in the Gavitt Tipoff.
Michigan State jumped out to a 22-8 lead behind nine points from Christie.
Coach Izzo says he’s ticked off Michigan State is unrankedOctober 20, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn't happy about it.
Big Ten putting priority on mental health after tough seasonOctober 8, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State forward Malik Hall noticed the difference during games in the height of the pandemic. Coach Tom Izzo saw issues percolating in other areas of player's lives.
In a season when athletes faced daily testing, regular isolation and quarantines, even uncertainty about whether games would be played or which teammates would be available, Izzo and other basketball coaches sensed the stress was taking a physical and mental toll on their players.
Memphis adds 5-star guard Emoni Bates to loaded rosterAugust 25, 2021 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emoni Bates has committed to Memphis, adding another five-star recruit to coach Penny Hardaway's roster.
Bates announced his decision Wednesday on Instagram after also considering Michigan State, Oregon and the NBA's G League.
Tom Izzo promotes Wojcik, hires 3 ex-Michigan State playersJune 7, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has promoted Doug Wojcik to assistant coach, replacing Dane Fife.
Izzo also hired three former Spartans on Monday.
Fife left the program in April to be the associate head coach at Indiana under Mike Woodson.
Michigan State F Thomas Kithier enters transfer portalApril 13, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier has entered the transfer portal....
Eastern Michigan hires Stan Heath as new basketball coachApril 12, 2021 GMT
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan has hired Stan Heath as its new men's basketball coach.
The 56-year-old Heath, an EMU alum, returns to the Mid-American Conference...
UCLA beats Michigan St 86-80 in overtime in First Four gameMarch 19, 2021 GMT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — UCLA showed plenty of fight in its overtime win over Michigan State in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament...
Michigan State beats No. 2 Michigan 70-64, boosts NCAA hopesMarch 8, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's NCAA Tournament streak under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo appears to be alive and well after it was in dire straits a month ago...
Izzo’s Spartans trying for late push to improve NCAA chancesFebruary 28, 2021 GMT
Michigan State has gone from the top tier of the AP Top 25 poll to desperately trying to bolster a shaky NCAA Tournament resume...
Michigan St beats No. 4 Ohio St 71-67, improves NCAA resumeFebruary 26, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rick Barnes thought he was in the clear early in his bout with COVID-19. The Tennessee coach should have known better, given his texts with Tom Izzo, his Michigan State counterpart who also went through it...
‘Full warning’: Older basketball coaches at work in pandemicDecember 8, 2020 GMT
Rick Barnes thought he was in the clear early in his bout with COVID-19.
The Tennessee coach should have known better, given his texts with Tom Izzo, his Michigan State counterpart who also went through it...
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo tests positive for COVID-19November 9, 2020 GMT
Tom Izzo has been an advocate for wearing masks and social distancing, hoping to use his platform at Michigan State as a Basketball Hall of Fame coach to help slow the spread of COVID-19...
The Latest: Tom Izzo tests positive for COVID-19November 9, 2020 GMT
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19...