Eric Lacy has the first report up from MSU basketball’s media day. Tidbits:
- Delvon Roe is expected to be ready for the first exhibition game.
- Draymond Green is not expected to redshirt.
- Korie Lucious has played well in the offseason.
- Regarding this weekend:
The team’s “Midnight Madness” event is Friday, kicking off the season, but Izzo has his heart set more Saturday’s football game against Ohio State at Spartan Stadium.
“For once, a football game means more to me than Midnight Madness,” said Izzo, smiling.
Bleeding Green is impressed with Delvon Roe, both physically and in terms of handling the media.
I’ll keep my eyes open for any other new information coming out of media day. Elsewhere:
College Hoops Net reports that MSU’s average ranking in the three major college basketball preview magazines is 8th: two 5ths and a 14th.
The Big Ten Geeks find that MSU’s success has been less correlated to having NBA talent on the roster than has been the success of other Big Ten teams.
The Big Ten Network will be broadcasting parts of five Big Ten Midnight Madness sessions–including MSU’s. Coverage starts at 9 p.m. Friday night and will last two and a half hours (which, oddly, doesn’t get us to Midnight).