Continued from page 1

“We’re still playing more good teams than a lot of people,” Izzo said.

The Spartans’ first practice is Friday night and they’re hoping fans fill the Breslin Center to witness the latest Final Four banner get raised to the rafters.

Lucious will have to watch at least the regular-season opener from the bench. Izzo suspended him after he pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor reckless driving.

“I made a mistake and have to deal with the consequences,” Lucious said. “I’m going to take my punishment because I did the crime. Whatever coach decides, I’ll just have to deal with it.”