January 22, 2014

Izzo: 'We're going to run out of luck'

EAST LANSING - Michigan State improved to 7-0 in the Big Ten and 18-1 overall with a 71-66 victory over Indiana at the Breslin Center on Tuesday.

It was the 11th consecutive win for the No. 3 ranked Spartans, and the fourth straight game without Adreian Payne, who remains day-to-day with a foot injury and plantar fasciitis.

"We found a way to win," said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. "We're going to run out of luck one day if we keep playing like this. It was hard - they did a good job with some things and we did a better job of taking away our own things."

Izzo indicated that he and Payne will sit down later this week to determine whether he will play against Michigan on Saturday.

"He wants to play. I've got one the toughest coaching decisions of my life to make as far as that goes. It's going to be with me and him. Doctors have done their jobs and everyone else has done theirs. It's going to be me and him sitting down and talking about the pain and what'll be right and what'll be wrong. I've never been a guy to hide who is injured. He's day-to-day."

The Wolverines and Spartans are the only remaining Big Ten teams without a loss in conference play. Michigan puts its 5-0 Big Ten record on the line on Wednesday in a home game with No. 10 ranked Iowa.

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