Izzo told WWJ’s Jon Hewett the team just finished two good days of practice before hitting the road ‘on a mission.’
Of all the Final Four runs the Michigan State Spartans have made with head coach Tom Izzo, this one might be the most improbable.
Duke’s Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils’ latest Final Four team.
Let’s be honest, watching puppies predict the winner of the NCAA Final Four is a lot more entertaining than listening to experts break down the games.
“There is a true love for one another,” Izzo said Tuesday, “and that is a powerful, powerful thing.”
Why did a Michigan man put a bet on the rival team?
Michigan State great Mateen Cleaves and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s son-in-law are among the commentators who will call the “homer” broadcasts during the Final Four.
A trio of one-seeds comprise three-quarters of the Final Four this season. As a seven-seed, Michigan State is the outlier.
“Just give me two hours and you’re going to have 50, 60, 70 years of memories.”
Is it unrealistic? Is it too bold? Maybe, if you’re an obtuse fool.