Predicting the 2011-2012 MSU Basketball Results

 

Tom Izzo has said that, “I love turmoil.”  Unfortunately for him his team and the fans don’t.  Coming off his worst performance as a head coach, the 2011-2012 season has Izzo squarely under pressure.  I am not saying he should be fired for a poor season, but he is under pressure.  For the first time since his first three years at the head of the Spartan program, he has more to prove than any player.

 

Every year Coach Izzo will bemoan the schedule and he was never louder than last year.  He told the media at his end of year press conference that he had to look at and rework his scheduling practices. 

 

I guess looking at this years round up he has changed his mind and won’t change his way.  It isn’t the hardest schedule he has ever had, but it is front-loaded and puts his team in danger of possibly loseing confidence early, like they have in past seasons?

 

So with the new schedule being released here is my prediction on Coach Izzo’s upcoming schedule:

 

November 11 North Carolina (San Diego) Loss  0-1 (0-0)

November 15 Duke (New York) Loss 0-2 (0-0)

November 18 Texas Southern Win 1-2 (0-0)

November 20 Arkansas Little Rock Win 2-2 (0-0)

November 23 Milwaukee Win 3-2 (0-0)

November 27 @Eastern Michigan Win 4-2 (0-0)

November 30 Florida State Win 5-2 (0-0)

 

December 4 Nebraska-Omaha Win 6-2 (0-0)

December 7 Central Connecticut State Win 7-2 (0-0)

December 10 @Gonzaga Loss 7-3 (0-0)

December 17 Bowling Green Win 8-3 (0-0)

December 19 UMKC Win 9-3 (0-0)

December 22 Lehigh Win 10-3 (0-0)

December 28 Indiana Win 11-3 (1-0)

December 31 @Nebraska Win 12-3 (2-0)

 

January 3 @Wisconsin Loss 12-4 (2-1)

January 10 Iowa Win 13-4 (3-1)

January 14 @Northwestern Win 14-4 (4-1)

January 17 @Michigan Loss 14-5 (4-2)

January 21 Purdue Loss 14-6 (4-3)

January 25 Minnesota Win 15-6 (5-3)

January 31 @Illinois Loss 15-7 (5-4)

 

February 5 Michigan Win 16-7 (6-4)

February 8 Penn State Win 17-7 (7-4)

February 11 Ohio State Loss 17-8 (7-5)

February 16 Wisconsin Loss 17-9 (7-6)

February 19 @Purdue Loss 17-10 (7-7)

February 22 @Minnesota Win 18-10 (8-7)

February 25 Nebraska Win 19-10 (9-7)

February 28 @Indiana Loss 19-11 (9-8)

 

March 4 Ohio State Loss 19-12 (9-9)