This is great stuff. And you’d never know Michigan State led Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 38-12, the way Izzo and his assistants challenged the players.
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Here are some of Izzo’s highlights:
“I think you too, Keith (Appling), need to be a little more aggressive.”
“The rebounding, we did a heck of a job on the offensive glass; we had 10 of them. But we missed a lot of shots early. We were shooting about three percent early.”
“Yeah, that’s the only thing I’m still struggling with – why we’re not ready to shoot. You all want to shoot.
“Guys, listen: Right now, I don’t want anyone passing up open shots. Because if you’re passing them up, then your mentality, you’re not thinking shot.”
“We’re playing against the game now. Respect the game a little bit.”
“We didn’t score a lot of points. I want to score more points.”