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Outcome won't have negative effect on Izzo's Spartans

Updated: November 21, 2005, 2:22 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The first upset of a top-five team occurred on the way to the Maui Invitational. For the second straight season. On the exact date, one year apart.

But, just as then-No. 4 North Carolina's 11-point loss to unranked Santa Clara last Nov. 19 at the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland didn't cause widespread panic in Tar Heel country, the sky won't fall in East Lansing after No. 5 Michigan State's 84-62 loss to unranked Hawaii in Honolulu on Saturday.

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