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2017 Schedule
20-15, 5th in Big Ten
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7dESPN 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.

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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19dJohn 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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21dEamonn 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.

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Courtside: Izzo On Final Four, Miles Bridges

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks to Andy Katz & Seth Greenberg about the lack of star freshman in the Final Four and the future of his potential draftee Miles Bridges. Plus, advice for Gonzaga's Mark Few ahead of the Final Four and what North Carolina has to do against Oregon.

ESPN Staff  

Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. (No. 16 in ESPN 100) will represent the West team in tonight's McDonald's All American Game (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN).

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, the Dean of Big Ten coaches, offered this reaction to the hiring of Archie Miller at Indiana: "I was personally sad to lose Tom Crean but I have always watched and respected the job Archie has done as an assistant and then the head coach at Dayton. This league has some of the best coaches in the country and it will be another great addition,"

When Magic and Bird met for the first time (1:44)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife is staying with the Spartans and has withdrawn from the Duquesne search, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN. Fife is the second coach today to do so. Vermont's John Becker was the other.

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Izzo: Michigan State's season, NCAA tourney

Michigan State's Tom Izzo covers his team's season, facing Kansas and Purdue, Michigan's recent success, Wisconsin's maturity and Chris Collins' reaction to the Northwestern-Gonzaga non-call.

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36dChad Ford

Bridges improves draft stock in tourney

Miles Bridges' career at Michigan State is likely over, but he finished with a bang, averaging 20 points and 8.5 rebounds against Miami and Kansas.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self on defeating Tom Izzo: "There are a lot of guys out there that are hard to beat, and he's at the top of the list. ... You gotta earn everything."

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

All season long Kansas scored points and won close games. Now the Jayhawk offense is operating at an even higher gear and winning blowouts. Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III and Devonte' Graham accounted for 61 of KU's 90 points, as Bill Self's team easily beat Michigan State. The last time Tom Izzo failed to make the Sweet 16 in each of two consecutive seasons was 2006 and 2007.

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