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Three Reasons Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament Run Ended With A Sweet 16 Loss To Louisville

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PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 22: Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo late in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 22: Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo late in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals during the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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1. The Spartans ultimately depended too much on one player, Draymond Green.
2. Rick Pitino outcoached Tom Izzo. Louisville was better prepared in every way, including emotionally.
3. Big Ten basketball is overrated and the Big East underrated. Yes. Even this season.

Do you disagree with any of these reasons — or have your own theories about what happened?  Let us know below in comments.

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