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Jan. 31, 2024

Spartans beat Michigan 81-62 for Izzo’s 700th career win

A season-high 23 points from junior guard Jaden Akins boosted Michigan State men's basketball to an 81-62 victory over Michigan Tuesday night at the Breslin Center for Spartan head coach Tom Izzo's 700th career win.

MSU posted its fourth win in the last five games in moving to 13-8 overall and leveling its Big Ten ledger at 5-5. Michigan lost its fourth in a row in sliding to 7-14 overall and 2-8 in B1G play.

Izzo becomes the first Big Ten head coach to reach the 700-win milestone at one school. Coach Izzo is also the 38th Division I men's basketball head coach to reach 700 wins. The legendary Spartan head coach is now 700-288 in his 29th season at the helm of MSU.

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