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Izzo does it again in March

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Death. Taxes. Tom Izzo in March.

The longest tenured coach in the Big Ten, Izzo is once again back in the Final Four, looking for his second national championship. His track record of success in the postseason is one that has been marveled as Michigan State arrives in Indianapolis this week.

Izzo has had an illustrious career, with 7 conference championships, 4 conference tourney wins, 18 NCAA appearances, 7 Final Fours, and that aforementioned national title. He has a chance to add to those totals this week, but he’ll have to get through Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke team first on Saturday night.

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Sparty On: 7-seed Michigan State advances in OT

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After Saturday night’s Elite 8 games, Sunday’s games had a lot to live up to. Michigan State and Louisville gave us just that … an overtime thriller that Michigan State eventually pulled away to win, 76-70.

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Instant Analysis: Michigan State rallies late

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Oklahoma came raging out of the gates on this one. It never trailed in the first half and had a .406 shooting percentage the first half.  The Spartans were sloppy early in the game and took bad shots which allowed Oklahoma to lead 31-27 at the break.  You have to remember, though, that the coach of Michigan State is Tom Izzo. After halftime, the Spartans came out of the locker room playing like the team that just beat Virginia.

There were five lead changes in a four-minute time span, which broke out into the Spartans taking the lead. Oklahoma fought back and gave Michigan State a fight to the finish, but couldn’t overcome the deficit, losing 62-58 to the Spartans.

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