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2017 Schedule
20-15, 5th in Big Ten

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Delany thinks cities like Detroit, Minneapolis and other cities "should aspire" to bid on future Big Ten basketball tournaments. "I can't tell you that it will happen, but I would encourage interested parties to seek it," he said. "We have obviously, by going to D.C. and New York, demonstrated that we are a conference that's got to serve a lot of different geographies."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue AD Mike Bobinski said basketball coaches have "unanimous support" for protected rivalries that would ensure biannual games. Purdue-Indiana and Michigan-Michigan State are the two big ones, and Northwestern-Illinois also was brought up. "I don't know if we'll be able to get to it for this year," Bobinski said, "but I think we'll get there for the reasonably near future, which is good."

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15dMyron Medcalf

Michigan State a winner in April and May

The Spartans may have had a mediocre season, but with the return of Miles Bridges for a second season they are already back to their winning ways.

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Courtside: Izzo & Bridges On Decision To Return

Seth Greenberg discusses the decision many players have made to turn pro and chats with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo & guard Miles Bridges about Bridges' decision to return to the Spartans.

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16dESPN.com news services

Spartans' Carter gets 6th year of eligibilty

Michigan State forward Ben Carter was granted a sixth year of eligibility Monday as the NCAA approved a medical hardship waiver submitted by the school.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Ben Carter has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. He'll be able to play in the 2017-18 season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Hameir Wright said he's still weighing a move back to 2017, but the plan right now is to take a prep year. Kansas and Michigan State are making a push. Miami, Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland, UCLA.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Izzo, Scott Drew, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State watching RM5, led by ESPN 60 Gerald Liddell and fast-rising 2019 guard Tyrese Maxey.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

2018 Michigan State commit Foster Loyer is going to end up being a heck of a four-year point guard. Tough, confident, high basketball IQ, makes winning plays.

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Little Caesars Arena to debut with Mich. DH

Little Caesars Arena is set for its college basketball debut, starting with Michigan facing Detroit followed by Michigan State playing Oakland on Dec. 16.

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36dESPN Recruiting Nation

Jackson has big-game potential

Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson has plenty of untapped potential, and will bring high-end rebounding, shot-blocking and scoring to the Spartans.

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Bridges' sophomore season admirable (2:12)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure anyone has boosted his stock over the last three weeks more than Jaren Jackson. Michigan State signee has great inside-outside ability, should make an immediate impact next season.

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Miles Bridges' 16.9 PPG were just shy of Magic Johnson for the most by a freshman in Michigan State history. He'll have a chance to improve upon that, as he is returning for his sophomore season in East Lansing.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky commit Jared Vanderbilt and Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr. had 19 apiece to lead all scorers at the Nike Hoops Summit. Alabama signee Collin Sexton led all players with eight assists. Vanderbilt and Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with a game-high 10 rebounds apiece.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. has had a few big dunks in the first half of the Nike Hoops Summit. We chatted earlier this week about Tom Izzo. He said that Izzo couldn't be more different from his sideline demeanor. Said Izzo was genuine from day 1 during his recruitment.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. said he has enjoyed going up against Duke signee Wendell Carter Jr. this week. He said that Carter is really pushing him to his limit. "He gets under my skin," Jackson said, because Carter has some size on him. So, Jackson has had to use a bit more finesse this week and not just his height.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

The intensity has been picked up a bit and Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. was more than happy to take it right at Duke signee Wendell Carter Jr. These big men are really looking to get in each other's faces.

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49dJohn Gasaway

Next season's stars: Nick Ward

Ward's per-minute numbers in limited playing time last season suggest he's due for a breakout sophomore year in East Lansing.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Kind of crazy to see a line up on the court for the US team with the PG at 6-foot-3 (Alabama signee Collin Sexton), and the other four players coming in at 6-foot-7 (Oregon signee Troy Brown Jr.), 6-foot-9 (Kentucky commit Jarred Vanderbilt), 6-foot-10 (Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr.) and 6-foot-11 (MSU signee Jaren Jackson Jr).

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. with a big block on MJ Walker. Jackson has been really actively defensively, showing good court and body awareness which allows him to make plays like this.

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50dEamonn Brennan

Way-Too-Early Top 25: Michigan State

The Spartans went out earlier than usual in the second round of the NCAA tournament, but Tom Izzo has enough pieces returning to be a factor come next March.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.9206th
Rebounds Per Game36.4Tied-135th
Assists Per Game16.915th
Points Allowed68.782nd

Tournament History

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