Michigan State basketball: Tom Izzo’s comments following loss to Notre Dame

Michigan State basketball: Tom Izzo’s comments following loss to Notre Dame

It was a rough night at the office for Michigan State basketball on Wednesday, as a visibly tired group of Spartans lost big to Notre Dame on the road, 70-52.

This will bring a low note to what was a tremendous month for a team that started unranked. Some criticized Tom Izzo for having MSU play such a grueling schedule in the month of November, but even with this tough loss, the Spartans will walk out of the month at an impressive 5-3.

After the loss to Notre Dame, Tom Izzo spoke to the media, and you can find his most notable quotes below.

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Tom Izzo completely upset about Big Ten’s decision, punishments for Michigan tunnel incident

Tom Izzo completely upset about Big Ten’s decision, punishments for Michigan tunnel incident

On Monday, the Big Ten Conference announced its punishments for the Michigan tunnel incident after the Michigan-Michigan State football game.

Shortly afterward, MSU basketball head coach Tom Izzo shared his disapproval for the punishments, which included a $100,000 fine for MSU, the largest fine in Big Ten history.

Mainly, Izzo is frustrated the situation that led to the incident existed in the first place. Michigan’s program was only publicly reprimanded by the Big Ten for not having proper security protocols to prevent postgame hostilities.

You can see the transcript below, as annotated by Kyle Austin of MLive.com:

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Tom Izzo gives a Michigan State basketball injury update

Tom Izzo spoke to Andy Katz following MSU’s loss to Alabama to discuss injuries, what’s ahead and more:

Following Michigan State’s loss to Alabama on Thanksgiving night, Tom Izzo spoke to Andy Katz about what lies ahead for Michigan State amid all of the injuries and the shorthandedness the Spartans are battling through.

The Spartans are out Malik Hall for the next three weeks, at least, and are still missing Jaden Akins who is on more of a day-to-day or week-to-week basis after reaggravating a foot injury.

Izzo also mentioned that Joey Hauser is dealing with an ankle injury.

Check out what Izzo had to say following MSU’s game against Alabama via Andy Katz’s Twitter:

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Short-handed Michigan State basketball falls to Alabama in the Phil Knight Invitational

A short-handed Michigan State basketball team falls to Alabama in the Phil Knight Invitational

Earlier this week, we found out that Malik Hall, along with Jaden Akins, will be missing some time for Michigan State basketball. That was apparent on Thursday night, when the short-handed Spartans fell to Alabama in the Phil Knight Invitational, 81-70.

The Spartans had a hard time containing Alabama star and future NBA lottery pick Brandon Miller in this one without Malik Hall available. Miller had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals. Center Charles Bediako also things difficult for the Spartans with his impressive size, and he also added 2 steals as Alabama made life miserable for MSU’s bigs.

For the Spartans, Tyson Walker and AJ Hoggard led the way with 21 points and 18 points, respectively. Jaxon Kohler also had a solid game for MSU, scoring 6 points and adding 7 rebounds, an assist and a block.

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MSU will suit up against Oregon late on Friday night.

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WATCH: Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo previews Phil Knight Invitational

VIDEO: Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo previews Phil Knight Invitational

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Key quotes from Tom Izzo in press conference before Phil Knight Invitational

Key quotes from Tom Izzo in press conference before Phil Knight Invitational

Michigan state basketball will face another tough test on Thanksgiving night when they face No. 18 Alabama in Portland, Oregon as part of the Phil Knight Invitational. If they win, they will face another tough challenge in either UConn or Oregon.

Before his team travels to Oregon, Tom Izzo spoke to the media, and you can find the key quotes from that press conference below.

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Best quotes from Tom Izzo following Michigan State basketball’s dramatic win over Villanova

Best quotes from Tom Izzo following Michigan State’s dramatic win over Villanova

Michigan State basketball won a dramatic game against Villanova on Friday night, but they gave up a double-digit lead in the final minutes and almost fell to the Wildcats.

The Spartans walked out of the Breslin Center with a 73-71 victory after dominating most of the game. They will feel pretty good about leaving this difficult stretch of games 3-1.

After the game, Tom Izzo spoke to the media, and you can find the best quotes from that presser below.

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WATCH: Tom Izzo talks about MSU basketball’s double-OT win over Kentucky at Champions Classic

Hear what head coach Tom Izzo had to say about the Spartans’ win over Kentucky on Tuesday night

Michigan State basketball picked up a massive win on Tuesday night.

The Spartans used a pair of late-game rallies to overcome deficits and steal a win over highly-ranked Kentucky, 86-77, in double overtime of the Champions Classic. Michigan State used huge games from Mady Sissoko, Malik Hall and Joey Hauser to get the win over the Wildcats.

Hear what head coach Tom Izzo had to say about the Spartans’ performance in the video below (courtesy of Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press):

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Tom Izzo speaks to media before Michigan State basketball’s match-up vs. Kentucky

Tom Izzo speaks to media before Michigan State basketball’s match-up vs. Kentucky

On Monday, Tom Izzo spoke to the media to discuss his Michigan State basketball team, both their upcoming game against Kentucky in the Champion’s Classic, and their close loss to Gonzaga on Friday.

You can find the notable quotes from that media session below.

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Tom Izzo comments on now-infamous Michigan tunnel incident following Northern Arizona win

Tom Izzo weighed in on the ‘tunnel incident’ following his team’s win over Northern Arizona

For better or for worse, this year’s Michigan and Michigan State football game was a memorable one, with the now-infamous tunnel incident overshadowing the game itself. Following Michigan State basketball’s season opening win over Northern Arizona, Tom Izzo, a huge MSU football fan, commented on the situation.

You can see his quote below along with context, reported by Kyle Austin of MLive.com.

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