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PHOTO: Incensed Tom Izzo takes a seat on Michigan State bench

State Farm Champions Classic

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks to his team against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half during the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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We knew this was going to be a long year for Tom Izzo and Michigan State.

That’s what happens when he has a young team playing an insane schedule with point guard question marks and injuries all over the front line.

So it’s not surprising that he would be frustrated.

On Saturday, in a game against Tennessee Tech, Tom Izzo made his was to the end of the Michigan State bench because his team forgot how to make free throws:

At the time, the Spartans were just 10-for-22 from the line.

But Izzo really should cheer up. It’s not all bad. He won the Dean Smith Award today: