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Tom Izzo recaps Purdue

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Purdue proved to be too much for the young Spartans, but Tom Izzo isn’t hitting the panic button just yet.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State showed a lot of promise at times against No. 20 Purdue, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Spartans from losing 84-73 at home.

While 12-9 is not an ideal spot for Michigan State to be in, tom Izzo isn’t losing much sleep over it. He’s battled through adversity many times only to have his team go on a deep run in March, but there’s obviously a lot of work to be done if that’s too happen this season.

“I’ve been here before and got to the (NCAA) Tournament,” Izzo said following Tuesday's loss. “Do I sit here every day and think, ‘You know, this is going to cost us getting to the tournament’? I don’t do that. I really don’t. I’ve had to win three games in the Big Ten Tournament to get there and done it.

“Do I like where we are? I don’t like where we are. Do I understand where we are? I do understand where we are. Am I going to worry about what somebody says that has no clue — no clue — what this team has gone through and what we’re doing? I’m not going to worry about that.”

Here is a replay of everything Izzo said, courtesy of Spartans Sport Network.

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