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2017 Schedule
1st in Big Ten
4dJohn Gasaway

Meet college basketball's most predictable coaches

Players come and go, but stylistic choices such as pace of play and 3-point shooting remain. Which major conference coaches have been the most consistent the past five seasons?

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MSU forward Schilling (knee) out indefinitely

Michigan State's basketball roster has taken another hit as forward Gavin Schilling will require surgery on his right knee and will be out indefinitely.

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Spartans will roll with young unit

Michigan State has one of the best freshmen classes this year, but with that comes extreme youth. Can Tom Izzo work his magic again? We'll see. Least experienced teams (Insider)

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6dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Izzo spent much of Big Ten media day talking about the good-vibes culture his program has become known for, both in the locker room and on the recruiting trail. And this season, understanding that culture means understanding senior guard Tum Tum Nairn's sheer force of personality. "He's like Mateen [Cleaves] was back in the day," Izzo said. "To me, to be a good recruiter, you've got to be a good B.S.-er. But to land those kids you've got to be trustworthy. You say hello to [Tum Tum] and you trust him. ... That kid's probably never leaving me. He's not good enough to go somewhere and play when he's done. Someone's either offering him a job, or my wife's got a new guy moving into the house. He's not leaving."

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.0
Rebounds Per Game30.0
Assists Per Game20.0
Points Allowed90.0Tied-132nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30