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

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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: