Tom Izzo Wins 500th Career Game at Michigan State

Nov 26, 2015; Fullerton , CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts during the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Titan Gym. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports news sponsored by Dr. Dish

No. 3 Michigan State beat Boston College 99-68 Thursday in an opening-round game at the DirectTV Wooden Legacy, giving coach Tom Izzo his 500th career victory.  His career record is now 500-199, with all 500 victories coming as the head coach at Michigan State.  Some of Izzo’s career highlights include:

* Eight-Time National Coach of the Year
* One NCAA Championship
* Seven Big Ten & Four Big Ten Tournament Championships
* Seven Final Four Appearances
* 18 Straight NCAA Tournaments
* 16 NBA Draft Picks, Including Eight First-Rounders
* Nine All-Americans, Two Academic All-Americans
* Graduates 84% of Players that Complete Eligibility
* Longest Serving Active Big Ten Men’s Basketball Coach
* One of Five Coaches All-Time with Seven Big Ten Titles
* MSU’s All-Time Winningest Coach

Izzo looks for win #501 tonight as his Spartans will take on Boise State in their second game at the DirectTV Wooden Legacy.

Photo Courtesy MSU Athletics


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