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2019 Schedule
3-1, 1st in Big Ten
Loyer finishes through contact for and-1 (0:17)
Ward rises and flushes one-handed slam (0:15)
Tillman sends nice touch pass to Goins for dunk (0:19)
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Izzo says Ward's low ankle sprain not serious

Michigan State forward Nick Ward suffered a low ankle sprain in the first half of Wednesday night's game, but coach Tom Izzo doesn't "think it's anything serious."

Ward clears Enst's dunk attempt (0:19)

Izzo blasts 'stoppage of action,' blames NCAA

Tom Izzo has already had it with how college basketball is being officiated this season. And he doesn't blame the referees. "The poor officials are mandated," Izzo said. "... But the stoppage of action in that game made it the most boring game."

Ahrens hammers two-handed dunk (0:20)
Ward gets air and lays it in plus the foul (0:28)
FGCU's Cheatham ejected for flagrant 2 foul (0:58)
Ward throws it down on one-handed dunk (0:18)
Michigan State's great ball movement leads to 3 (0:24)
Ahrens tips it to himself, then lays it in (0:24)
Michigan State turns D into 3 (0:23)
Tillman crushes the rim (0:15)

Courtside: 'Champions Classic', Shaka Smart & Chris Beard

Before conversations with Texas HC Shaka Smart (24:03) and Texas Tech HC Chris Beard (37:48) about their expectations for the season, Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich share their reactions to the "Champions Classic", including Duke's big win over Kentucky (1:45) as well as Kansas' nail-biter over Michigan State (13:29).

Kansas tops Michigan State in season opener (1:07)
Lawson lobs it up, Azubuike throws it down (0:29)

Courtside: Champions Classic, Bruce Pearl & Steve Alford

Before conversations with Auburn HC Bruce Pearl (23:59) and UCLA HC Steve Alford (36:30) about their preparations for the start of the season, Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich give you some under-the-radar teams to keep an eye on (2:39) and preview next Tuesday's "Champions Classic" with Michigan State-Kansas and Duke-Kentucky (8:40).

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Team Stats

Points Per Game93.5
Rebounds Per Game46.8
Assists Per Game22.5
Points Allowed66.5Tied-105th

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Tournament History

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