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Tom Izzo: '(Cassius Winston) is the epitome of basketball IQ.'

Michigan State HC Tom Izzo chats with Seth Greenberg about his expectations for the upcoming season, including replacing Jaren Jackson Jr., the implementation of new defensive strategies and an expanded role for Cassius Winston. Plus, his thoughts regarding the FBI trial on impermissible benefits and the effect of the Nassar investigation from last year in East Lansing.

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9dDan Murphy

Izzo: Allegations will be handled differently now

Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo said Thursday his only regret about the past year of upheaval surrounding the school and its athletic department is that he wasn't able to talk about the issues in more detail last winter.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Tom Izzo was asked if he feels vindicated that the Spartans haven't been part of the bad news going on at the CBB trial in New York. He said he doesn't feel like he should feel vindication for doing what he is supposed to do. "For me there is no vindication. It's sad what's happened." Izzo said he hasn't been following the details of the trial close enough to comment on what the trial means for college basketball in a larger sense.

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19dMark Schlabach

Why the NCAA hoops scandal will likely spread as trial starts

As the first federal trial begins Monday in a corruption scandal that threatens to engulf college basketball, the coaches at four schools mentioned in the indictment are not the only ones nervous. Coaches at a half-dozen other schools could come up.

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39dMyron Medcalf

Best- and worst-case scenario for each Top 25 team

For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.

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51dDan Murphy

MSU: No NCAA violations in handling assaults

MSU said the NCAA found no rules violations in how the school responded to the Larry Nassar case or handled separate allegations against football and basketball players.

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96dDan Murphy

MSU tabs 'calming presence' Beekman as AD

Michigan State interim president John Engler decided the university had no need for a national search for a new AD after receiving feedback on interim leader Bill Beekman.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Perhaps surprising given how young he is, but Jaren Jackson Jr. is the “safest” pick in the draft, per the ESPN draft analytics model. The Michigan State product has the lowest bust percentage in the 2018 class.

Jackson Jr. a shooter like his father (3:15)

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.243rd
Rebounds Per Game41.17th
Assists Per Game19.11st
Points Allowed64.918th

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Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record64-30
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances31