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.
Michigan State will be on the road again on Nov. 17 to take on Butler in the Gavitt Games looking to move above .500.
Following a loss to Kansas in their season opener, the Spartans look to get back on track against a revamped Broncos lineup.
The sophomore point guard emerged in a big way to be the brightest spot in the Spartans 87-74 loss to Kansas.
The Spartans return home to take on Western Michigan on Friday, Nov. 12, to try and find their first win of the season.