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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

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 04:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans yells from the bench in the fist half while playing the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on December 4, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. North Carolina won the game 79-65. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Tom Gores Expected To Pursue Tom Izzo As Next Pistons Coach

Izzo, who has led the Spartans for nearly 20 years and is an eight-time National Coach of the Year, has flirted with the NBA before.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Head Coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans walks off the court after the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Michigan State 69-67 on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo On Virginia: ‘It’s Like Going To The Dentist’

At long last, though, after a long regular season full of injuries and illness, the Spartans may be ready.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2014

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Suffering For ‘THE’ Ohio State University Continues With Jersey Mishap [PIC]

Is it even possible to misspell the word Ohio?

CBS Detroit–03/24/2014

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Sweet 16: Wolverines Will Take On Tennessee; Spartans To Clash With Virginia

U of M will take on the Volunteers of Tennessee on Friday night in Indianapolis, while Michigan State will clash with Virgina in New York City.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2014

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

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

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Adding Insult To Injury, Dayton Paper Zings Ohio State In Post-Upset Headline

At least in the athletic realm, Ohio State is often introduced by its graduates as “The Ohio State University,” with a pretentious-sounding emphasis on “the.”

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Offensive linesman Taylor Lewan #77 of the Michigan Wolverines on the sidelines during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 31-14.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Taylor Lewan Charged With Three Counts Of Assault For Incident With Ohio State Fans

Lewan told reporters at the NFL combine that he was just breaking up a fight. Buckeyes fans say he assaulted them.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2014

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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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