Izzo Is Happy With The Bye Week Where It Is
As far as time off goes in a college basketball season, Michigan State has a vacation ahead of them.
After falling to Ohio State on Sunday, Tom Izzo and the Spartans have a lot of time to rest and try and get that bad taste out of their mouth when they travel to Indiana on Saturday, a full six days between games.
That's an eternity compared to the hectic start to the basketball season for MSU.
Unfortunately that loss, among other things, has Tom Izzo none too pleased with his basketball team heading into the meat and potatoes of the Big Ten season. Their next five games are at Indiana, home to Purdue and home and away with Michigan with a trip to Nebraska sandwiched in between those rivalry games.
When asked about the state of his team Izzo remarked how it is a learning experience for him in regards to the youth movement on the floor.
That being said, Izzo was asked if his freshman are doing too much or perhaps being relied on too much. The four freshman currently are all in the top five scorers per game for Michigan State (Eron Harris' 12.1 points per game coming in third is the only veteran in top five).
The four freshmen also total about 90 minutes per game (Bridges around 30, the other three around 20).
On the injury front, Izzo also added he's "about 99% definitive" that Gavin Schilling will not be able to return this season.
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