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December 6, 2017 - Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S. - Michigan State's forward Kenny Goins (25) blocks out Rutgers forward Eugene Omoruyi (11) in the second half during NCAA basketball action between the Michigan State Spartans and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan State defeated Rutgers 62-52. Duncan Williams/CSM(Credit Image: © Duncan Williams/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Video Playbook: Michigan State Transition Offense

Video Playbook: Michigan State Transition Offense

Five-Part video series detailing Transition Offense concepts with the help of the Michigan State Spartans Green is the color of March. As we flip the calendar to the favorite month of College Basketball fans, the green-clad Michigan State Spartans once again look primed for a top seed and another March Madness run. Michigan State (28-3,

March 13, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN. U.S. - Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and the Spartan bench watch as Purdue jumps out into the lead in the first half during the finals of the Big Ten Conference mens basketball tournament between Purdue and Michigan State at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN...Michigan State 66, Purdue 62.Mark Davis/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Mark Davis/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Tournament – Midwest Region Preview

The Midwest region is loaded with some great #XsOs and great coaches. Michigan State, Virginia, and Iowa State are all top 10 efficient offenses, and add Purdue, Gonzaga, Butler, Utah & Texas Tech and you have half of the teams in the top 30 in half court efficiency (KenPom Rankings). The fascinating part is that every team

March 11, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN. U.S. - Michigan State Spartans guard Bryn Forbes #5 hits a shot over Ohio State Buckeyes center Trevor Thompson #32 in the first half during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference mens basketball tournament between Michigan State and Ohio State at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN...Michigan State 81, Ohio State 54.Mark Davis/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Mark Davis/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Michigan State Down Screens

Michigan State (#2 seed, Midwest Region) is making their customary push into March led by player-of-the year candidate Denzel Valentine. But Valentine is not the only weapon Tom Izzo has at his disposal. Sharpshooting guard Bryn Forbes (14.4 ppg, .484 3P%) has been scorching the nets of late. The Spartans often set down screens to free

NCAA Basketball 2015 - Michigan St. Beat Georgia 70 - 63

FINAL FOUR – Michigan State Spartans

Most counted them out early. Surprising many, Michigan State has now reached the Final Four. Though Michigan State has qualities of traditional Tom Izzo teams such as offensive rebounding and toughness, they are unique. They are shooting more outside shots-less paint shots, which is ultimately stretching the floor, allowing for a higher PPP in transition offense

MSU Forwards

NCAA Tournament X’s and O’s – Michigan State

Michigan State ran this play early against Virginia in the NCAA round of 32. MSU runs this Forwards Out look, which is very similar to NBA Chin action but with the guards and forwards inverted, and can run many different options out of it. In the round of 64 against Georgia, the Spartans used a

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