Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans congratulates Keith Appling #11 as he leaves the floor. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) FILE

Michigan State’s Izzo Wants To Prove People Right

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes he has not changed much since succeeding Jud Heathcote nearly 20 years ago.

97.1 The Ticket–03/25/2014

Adreian Payne #5 and Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans . (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE

Dawson, Michigan State Stave Off Wild Harvard Rally

The 12th-seeded Crimson (27-5) trailed by 16 early in the second half but took a 62-60 lead when Laurent Rivard hit a 3-pointer with 7:12 remaining.

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2014

Jon Horford #15 of the Michigan Wolverines boxes out Prince Ibeh #44 of the Texas Longhorns during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats Texas 79-65 To Advance To Sweet 16

Stauskas made four of Michigan’s 14 3-pointers, and the Wolverines beat the Longhorns 79-65 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bilas On Board With Sweetest Story Of NCAA Tourney

The sweetest tale emerging from this year’s NCAA tournament already included big-hearted Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and an 8-year-old fan battling cancer known as “Princess Lacey” to her Twitter followers – and now ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is aboard.

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2014

Desmond Haymon #25 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks tries to hold onto the ball while defended by JeQuan Lewis #1 and Jordan Burgess #20 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 21, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

DTM’s Instant Reaction: Greatest Tourney Game Finish Ever?

Where does this game and finish rank in NCAA tourney lore for you?

97.1 The Ticket–03/21/2014

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Oops! Free Press Book Claims U-M Won ‘Second NCAA Title’

They say history is written by the victors, but in this case … not so fast.

CBS Detroit–04/10/2013

Spike Albrecht talks after Michigan loses the NCAA championship. (Photo; Screen grab)

Scene-Stealing Albrecht Praises Fab Five, Beilein, Says Team Had Talent To Win

Albrecht brushed off the heroics of his high-scoring feat, saying he’s not exactly a newcomer anymore.

97.1 The Ticket–04/09/2013

Nik Stauskas talks after the Michigan loss. Video screen grab.

Stauskas Overcome With Emotion After Michigan Loss

There may not be crying in baseball, but there is definitely crying in basketball.

97.1 The Ticket–04/09/2013

Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reaches for a looseball in the first half against Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michigan Advances To NCAA Title Game Beating Syracuse

The Michigan Wolverines held on to beat the Syracuse Orange 61-56 in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal game on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2013

Louisville Cardinals fans hold up signs for injured Cardinals player Kevin Ware #5 as they take on the Wichita State Shockers during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinals. (Getty Images/Kevin Cox)

Louisville Survives Wichita St. Heading To NCAA Title Game

Louisville is heading to the NCAA title game. Wichita State puts on a strong attack throughout the entire game, but the Cardinals rally late to survive 72-68.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2013