Izzo says last year's team fell short

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State won a lot of games last season and the Big Ten title.

Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo knows as well as anyone college basketball teams are measured and remembered by what they do in the NCAA Tournament.

The Spartans are coming off a second-round loss as a third-seeded team to 11th-seeded Syracuse.

Izzo says last year's team fell short of everyone's expectations.

The Spartans may start three juniors and two seniors.

The opener Nov. 6 is against top-ranked Kansas.