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Michigan State says Allen won't return next season

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State says guard Chris Allen won't return to the basketball team for the 2010-11 season.

Coach Tom Izzo says Allen, a Meadowcreek grad, will miss what would have been his senior season. Allen started 27 games and averaged 8 points a game last season for the Spartans, who made it the NCAA tournament's Final Four.

Izzo said in a statement Tuesday it's been no secret that Allen was in a tenuous position with the program since last spring. Izzo says Allen made progress but failed to meet all his obligations to the program.

Allen said in a statement released by Michigan State that he's leaving on good terms with teammates and coaches.

Izzo suspended Allen for a Big Ten tournament game last season for not meeting responsibilities to his teammates.