Jay Bilas takes a look at the job Tom Izzo has done, who's the country's best shooter and UConn's easy schedule in his weekend notebook.
Maurice Ager scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half, and No. 9 Michigan State struggled past Tennessee Tech 80-63 Wednesday night.
Shannon Brown scored 26 points and Maurice Ager and Paul Davis each added 25 to lead Michigan State over Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Paul Davis scored 16 of his 18 points before the break as the Spartans started fast and were never challenged in an 85-58 victory over Florida International.
Shannon Brown set a career high with 27 points and Paul Davis added 24 as the 12th-ranked Spartans overcame an uninspired first half for an 83-75 victory over Chicago State.
Maurice Ager scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half and Shannon Brown had 13 of his 18 in the opening 20 minutes as the 14th-ranked Spartans beat Wichita State.
North Carolina 87, Michigan State 71
Shannon Brown had 18 points and Maurice Ager added 16 to lead No. 11 Michigan State past Minnesota 81-62 on Wednesday night, its fourth straight win by double figures.