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WATCH: SVP on Playing in the Palestra

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“It’s not a big building, except in the stature of the game.”

Tom Izzo is a hall of fame coach, but he has never coached his Michigan State Spartans in one of college basketball’s greatest arenas: The Palestra in Philadelphia.

That changes this weekend.

MSU takes on the Penn State Nittany Lions tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the famous venue, which is in its 90th year of use. If you aren’t familiar with the Palestra or why it’s a big deal, just listen to Scott Van Pelt.

“It’s not a big building, except in the stature of the game.”

Well said.