​Tom Izzo can't escape his past, as much as he may try.

We're by no means indicating Izzo is guilty of shoving sexual assault allegations against Michigan State basketball players under the rug, but this is not a good look for him.

After MSU's road win over Maryland, Izzo ​faced questions about one specific former player turned graduate assistant, Travis Walton, who punched a female Michigan State student in the face. His answer appeared scripted, and one of utter confusion.

Izzo claimed that he wasn't aware of the incident and couldn't recall why Walton left the program.