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Michigan State AD defends Izzo after witness report

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in

of contacting a witness who was part of a 2017 criminal sexual conduct investigation involving one of his players.

According to a police report obtained by ESPN, Michigan State student Brayden Smith was with basketball player Brock Washington on the night a female student said Washington forcibly groped her. When police interviewed Smith, he said he had already been contacted by Izzo and assistant coaches Dwayne Stephens and Mike Garland. They “asked (Smith) if he was OK and if there was anything that he had seen during the evening,” according to the report.

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Leaders
Points: C. Winston18.6
Rebounds: X. Tillman10.3
Assists: C. Winston5.9
FG%: X. Tillman55.0%
FT%: C. Winston85.2%
3P%: C. Winston43.2%
Steals: X. Tillman1.2
Blocks: X. Tillman2.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
12 Maryland 14-6 24-7
9 Michigan State 14-6 22-9
18 Wisconsin 14-6 21-10
21 Illinois 13-7 21-10
Penn State 11-9 21-10
19 Ohio State 11-9 21-10
25 Iowa 11-9 20-11
Rutgers 11-9 20-11
Michigan 10-10 19-12
Indiana 9-11 20-12
Purdue 9-11 16-15
Minnesota 8-12 15-16
Northwestern 3-17 8-23
Nebraska 2-18 7-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.9 (55)
Rebounds: 11.1 (86)
Assists: 17.7 (2)
FG%: 46.1% (51)
FT%: 75.0% (52)
3P%: 34.8% (99)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 64.7 (50)
Rebounds: 29.5 (6)
Assists: 12.7 (193)
FG%: 37.9% (6)
FT%: 70.3% (160)
3P%: 28.7% (11)
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