ScoutTV: Izzo Talks Illinois, Spartans

"I think his teams play as hard or harder than anybody," Spartan coach Tom Izzo said about Illinois coach Bruce Weber's teams. "They're as sound as anybody we play."

EAST LANSING - Tom Izzo knows Michigan State (18-2) faces a tough test at home against Illinois (10-11) Wednesday night. Watch Izzo discuss some of the roots of Illinois' problems and the recent play of Marquise Gray and Drew Neitzel.

Izzo on how recruiting has snakebit Illinois: "Let's be honest about the whole thing. If (Indiana guard Eric) Gordon goes there — and when he didn't, it was so late, (Illinois coach Bruce Weber) couldn't get another guy. That changes some things."

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