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.”