Michigan State basketball suffered two losses this week with one off the court and one on the court with a loss to Iowa.

It’s been a tough week for Tom Izzo and it didn’t get any better Tuesday night as his No. 1 ranked Spartan squad loss for the first time this season to Iowa on the road.

From the start the Michigan State Spartans looked like a team on the edge of their first loss.

It had already been a tough week for Spartans head coach Tom Izzo with the loss of his father Carl on Monday at the age of 90.  

But what the Spartans did on the court in Iowa was not something Izzo or his team's are known for as from the start this game had the look of one that should have been rescheduled.

While you could see the pain in Izzo's face, it got worse as the Hawkeyes at one point led by as many as 19 points including scoring a bucket for the Hawkeyes.

The Spartans gave Iowa a lead they never gave back winning 83-70 and making the Spartans the first No. 1 team the Hawkeyes knocked off on their home court and third No. 1 team they've knocked off in the program's history. 

Peter Jok had 19 points for the Hawkeyes with Eron Harris leading the Spartans with 21 points.

The win snapped Iowa’s nine-game losing streak to the Spartans.


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