Underwood Expecting Another Heavyweight Fight vs. Izzo’s Spartans

Two of the best defensive teams in the Big Ten Conference coming off disappointing losses will meet in State Farm Center. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

January 11, 2023

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood made sure his squad’s film review for the Michigan State Spartans included watching Tom Izzo’s post-game rant from Sunday night.

After an 88-74 loss at Northwestern, the Spartans 29-year head coach ripped into his team’s lack of defensive execution, inability to control the rebounding advantage or play with physicality, a laziness when it came to taking care of the basketball and for . . .

 

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