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  • Tom Izzo caps Spartans' trip to Italy by playing accordion at dinner

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger1 day ago

    Tom Izzo takes a turn on the accordion at MSU's farewell dinner in Venice.

    Michigan State finished its four-game trip to Italy 1-3, but coach Tom Izzo still came away feeling positive about what he saw from the Spartans. In fact, he was happy enough to forget basketball for a few minutes and play the accordion during the team's farewell dinner.

    “This trip was as good as anything I’ve done in my 20 years,” Izzo said of the team's trip in a story published on the Michigan State athletic department website.

    The Spartans opened the trip with a win over Basket Fiorentina but then lost to the Russian, Italian and Georgian senior national teams in succession. The Spartans had a chance to beat the Georgian national teamon a last second shot that hit the back of the iron and bounced away.

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