MSU head coach Tom Izzo reflects on the season during his year-in-review press conference.
MSU head coach Tom Izzo meets with the media for the final time before the Spartans take on Duke Saturday.
Michigan State arrived in Indianapolis Wednesday night to continue preparation for Saturday's showdown against No. 1 seed Duke in one national semifinal.
Michigan State took on Duke on April 4, 2015 in the Final Four matchup.
Photos from Friday's Final Four Michigan State Practice and Press Conference sessions
NCAA Tournament on March 29, 2015
USATSI photos of the men's tournament -- 3/22/15
Big Ten Tournament Championship Game on March 15, 2015.
Finished career with 1,135 points … Tied for fifth in MSU career 3-pointers (202) … Fifth in MSU career 3-point attempts (512) … MSU posted a 112-38 record during his four seasons, tying the class of 2002 for the second-most wins in school history.
Team MVP (Team Vote) … Third Team All-Big Ten … NCAA Tournament East Regional Most Outstanding Player … Big Ten All-Tournament Team … Became the 47th player in MSU history to score 1,000 points, reaching the milestone in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals against Ohio State … Led MSU in scoring (15.3 ppg) and assists (5.1 apg) … Scored more points (598) than he did in his first three seasons combined (537) … The 197 assists are the eighth-best single season in MSU history … Ranked 20th in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.86) and 42nd in assists per game (5.1) … Ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring in conference games (16.2 ppg) and 10th overall (15.3 ppg) … Top three in the Big Big Ten in assists both overall (2nd, 5.1 apg) and in conference games (3rd, 4.9 apg) … First in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio in conference games (3.4) and second overall (2.9) … Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in 3-point field goals made (2.3) and fifth in Big Ten games (2.3) … 90 3-pointers ranked seventh in MSU history … Averaged 18.9 ppg over his final 14 games, including seven 20-point efforts … Averaged team highs of 19.0 points and 4.2 assists in the NCAA Tournament … Scored in double figures in 29 games, including 11 20-point efforts … Led MSU in scoring in 15 games … Recorded double-figure assists in three games, including a career-high 11 assists vs. The Citadel and 10 vs. Northwestern and Minnesota … Led MSU in assists in 23 games … Posted two double-doubles with 18 points and 10 assists against Northwestern and 21 points and 10 assists vs. Minnesota … Scored a career-high 27 points at Nebraska, including 23 in the second half, and on Senior Night vs. Purdue … Other top efforts included 26 points vs. Maryland, 25 vs. Navy in the season opener, 24 points vs. Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, and 23 points vs. Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Third Round, including 13 straight in the first half … Recorded six or more assists in 14 games, including seven games with eight or more … Made two or more 3-pointers in 26 contests, including eight games with four or more … Made a season-high seven 3-pointers in eight attempts at Iowa, matching the MSU single-game record for 3-point field-goal percentage (minimum eight attempts) … Grabbed five or more rebounds in 12 contests … Second on the team with 40 steals, including nine games with two or more … Recorded a season-high four steals against both Maryland and Nebraska … Earned a spot on the Orlando Classic All-Tournament Team, averaging 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists … MSU’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Appeared in 36 games, starting eight, averaging 7.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22.3 minutes per contest Ranked third in the Big Ten in overall 3-point field-goal percentage (.434) and second in conference games (.483) ... Ranked second on the squad in 3-point field goals made (53) and attempted (122) Ranked 11th in the Big Ten in 3-point field goals made in conference games (1.6) Scored in double-figures in 12 contests Ranked fourth on the team in assists (84; 2.3 apg), including leading the squad in five contests Shot a team-best .818 from the free-throw line Ranked fifth on the team with 32 steals Started five straight games from Feb. 6 through Feb. 20, averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists in that stretch, including an assist-to-turnover ratio of 11-to-1 (22 assists, two turnovers) Averaged 9.3 points and 3.6 assists in his nine starts on the season, including posting a 5.8 assist-to-turnover ratio Led MSU with 17 points against Iowa (3/6) Scored a season-high 19 points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Delaware, connecting on 7-of-8 shots, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range Other top scoring efforts include 15 points, plus six assists, in a start against Mount St. Mary's (11/29), and 14 points and six assists while starting at Purdue (2/20) Dished out a career-high eight assists at McNeese State (11/8), adding 11 points and a career-best tying five rebounds Dished out seven assists and committed no turnovers in a start against Penn State (2/6) Tallied six assists and no turnovers against Northwestern (2/13) Recorded a season-high five steals against North Carolina (12/4) Produced two or more steals in nine contests Blocked a career-high two shots against Minnesota (1/11).
Appeared in 27 games, averaging 18.6 minutes and 4.8 points Ranked second on the team in 3-point field-goal percentage (.402), ranking sixth in the Big Ten Ranked third on the team in 3-point field goals made (29) and attempted (72) Ranked fourth on the team in total assists (50) and third in assists per game (1.9) Twenty-nine of his 41 made field goals were from 3-point range, the highest percentage on the team (.707) Led the Spartans in assists in five games Dished out a season-high five assists twice, against both Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/5) and Indiana (1/27) Recorded four assists against Tuskegee (12/15) and Wisconsin (3/7) Scored in double figures in four games, including a season-high 12 points against both Purdue (1/5) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/5) Scored 11 points against both Penn State (1/16) and Loyola Chicago (12/8) Suffered a concussion in the first game of the season against Connecticut in Germany (11/9) and missed the next five contests Suffered his second concussion of the year against Illinois (1/31) and missed the next four games Recorded 25 steals on the season, including a career high six against Wisconsin (3/7).
Appeared in 32 games, averaging 17.2 minutes and 4.5 points Ranked fourth on the squad in 3-point field goals made (30) and 3-point field goals attempted (74) Led Big Ten freshmen in 3-point field-goal percentage (.405) Ranked fourth on the team with 56 assists Led MSU in assists in four games Led the Spartans with 20 points against Central Connecticut State (12/7), knocking down all four 3-point attempts Also scored in double figures against Texas Southern (11/18 - 11 points) and Iowa (1/10 - 10 points) Dished out five assists against Central Connecticut State (12/7) and Lehigh (12/22) Scored nine points against Iowa (3/9) in the Big Ten quarterfinals, hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers Recorded 25 steals, including three each against North Carolina (11/11), UALR (11/20) and Eastern Michigan (11/27).
2011 Gatorade Ohio Boys Basketball Player of the Year Averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.3 rebounds as a senior at Wayne High School, playing for his father Travis Trice 2011 First-team All-State honoree 2011 Southwest District Player of the Year, leading the Warriors to a 22-2 mark and a spot in the district finals Wayne High School's all-time leading scorer with 1,555 points Shot 48.1 percent from the field, including 42.5 percent from 3-point range, and 83.0 percent from the foul line Scored a season-high 44 points vs. Toledo Rogers Averaged 22.1 points, 4.9 assists and 4.2 steals as a junior Shot 43 percent from 3-point range 2010 Third-team All-State honoree First-team all-conference and all-district selection 2010 conference player of the year Two-time district underclassman of the year Averaged 16.5 points as a sophomore 2009 Third-team all-district and First-team all-conference AAU teammate of fellow freshman Branden Dawson for SYF Players.
Born Jan. 22, 1993 Son of Travis and Julie Trice Communication major Father, Travis, played two years each at Purdue and Butler Grandfather, Bob Pritchett, played at Vincennes University and Old Dominion and is in the Old Dominion Hall of Fame.