ScoutTV: Big Games and Recruiting

"It just gets your name out there," Tom Izzo says about how a game in Auburn Hills can help when it comes to recruiting the eastern half of the state — especially Detroit. "I said since the day I got this job, my job is to get Michigan State's name out there."

EAST LANSING – So why does Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, a scheduling masochist, insist on tough pre-conference matchups against teams like UCLA and Texas? If he were a politician, he might succinctly say, "It's the recruiting, stupid."

Watch Izzo share his thoughts on why a game against Texas at a neutral site makes sense and give an update on Chris Allen, who did not play against San Jose State Wednesday, as well.

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