Turnovers and the rotation will be at the top of Izzo's wishlist to fix heading into the holiday season.
The junior forward turned in his best performance of the season and showcased a different brand of leadership than usually expected.
The Spartans overcame a slow start to effectively overwhelm a hard-nosed Eastern Michigan squad.
The highly touted freshman delivered his finest performance of the season so far with 18 points on 67% shooting.
Michigan State's defense, led by Marcus Bingham Jr., spearheaded their victory over the Bulldogs of Butler on Wednesday night.
The Spartans are feeling their way through early adjustments to grow into their promise.