November 22, 2011


EAST LANSING - Michigan State's freshman walked into the locker room Sunday night thinking everything was A-OK...

And why wouldn't they? They had just beaten Arkansas-Little Rock by 22 points. Little did they know, they were about to experience an Izzo rite of passage.

"We were going to the locker room and (the freshmen) were laughing," said junior Derrick Nix. "I was like, 'Stop laughing because he's about to be going off on a lot of us.'

"They were just happy we won, but that was a bad win, it wasn't as good a win."

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