The elder statesman of B1G basketball has offered his thoughts on Sunday afternoon’s scuffle between Michigan and Wisconsin in the postgame handshake line. Tom Izzo said he’d withhold judgment until he learned more about the situation, the Michigan State head coach had no trouble saying the incident was a black eye for the sport.

Monday, Izzo met with reporters as Michigan State prepares for another week of hoops, looking to right the ship after losing four of its last five games. But because of the situation in Madison, the longest-tenured coach in the B1G was asked for his perspective.

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Izzo provided plenty of feedback, which included calling the fight “bad for college basketball.”

Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press captured most of Izzo’s comments from Monday. He also does not believe eliminating the postgame handshake line is the appropriate action:

Both the B1G and the University of Michigan have released statements about the incident. Both are looking into the situation to gather more information before levying punishments.

Izzo and the Spartans will travel to Ann Arbor to play Michigan on Tuesday, March 1.