Michigan State Spartans Basketball 2013 News and Updates
10/25/13 - Championship-caliber ball is expected from Michigan State, who has been led for nearly two decades by coach Tom Izzo, the four time national coach of the year that has brought the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament
16 consecutive times. Last year, Michigan’s post season run was cut short by Duke
in the Sweet 16, but this year, the squad is poised to enter the Final 4
with all but one of their stellar players returning. In fact, during Izzo’s tenure, every senior year player has made it into the Final 4 at least once.
MSU will start what is expected to be a tough schedule on Nov 8 when they host McNeese State at the Breslin Events Center
. They will move onto the Champions Classic
(Nov 12) and the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
beginning Nov 15. On December 4, MSU will host No. 12 North Carolina at Breslin Events Center in one of the top non-conference games
this season. The Spartan’s Big Ten conference games kick off on December 31 at Penn State
and closes March 9 at Ohio State
. They will play 7 Big Ten teams twice, and once against Nebraska
The #2 ranked team of preseason (Coaches Poll) features Gary Harris, premier shooter in the nation, and Keith Appling, defensive star—a duo that produce an impressive 26 points a game. Senior Adreian Payne, possible player of the year recipient, will bring the heat with immensely athletic Branden Dawson at his side. The Spartans also boast a talented bench, averaging 15 points per game last season that is sure to give even more this time around.