Last night Tom Izzo’s team played number three Kansas in New York at Madison Square Garden. They were beaten soundly by Bill Self’s team 87-74. MSU was a four point road dog.

Tom Izzo wasn’t very happy that his Spartan team wasn’t ranked nationally. I haven’t had a  conversation with him about this, but it’s too early to be concerned.

The current MSU hoop team is finding its way through an unlit room. A lot of new players have come together as freshmen and through the Transfer Portal. This is foreign ground for Tom Izzo—meaning the Transfer Portal and working with a lot of new players at one time. There have been former assistant coaches that have come back too.

MSU will never back down from any opponent. Tom Izzo has a solid reputation for that. But this MSU hoop team is intriguing because you don’t know how good they can be. The Big Ten is going to be a lot better also.

To be honest, a lot of the media doesn’t know about this team. When you have many changes, that’s where you stand. It’s almost like Mel Tucker’s team but with many more new players.

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Their game last night showed us that there is plenty of talent on the team. I think that they will continue to get better as the season goes on. Some of the best Spartan hoop teams have had slow starts, so their loss last night is nothing to be worried about.

Izzo’s team couldn’t cut the cake and get the win in NYC last night, but that doesn't mean they aren't a solid team. How good will MSU hoop be this season? We can only wait and see.

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