Defending national champion Duke and fellow Final Four participant Kentucky will meet in one game of the State Farm Champions Classic while Michigan State, which was also in the Final Four, faces Kansas in the other.
A few days have passed since Michigan State’s loss to Duke at the Final Four, so Tom Izzo has had a chance to reflect on a team he now views as an inspiration.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
Michigan State fans have marked the Spartans’ exit from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with a whimper, not a bang.
“Everyone helped keep the focus on where it should be, which was a team who had a great season …”
Within a couple of hours, most of the students had left or returned to their apartments.
The Spartans missed 10 of their last 11 shots in the first half, a stretch they couldn’t afford against the favored Blue Devils.
Will Nahikian searched Craigslist for a pair of tickets to Saturday’s Final Four matchup with the Duke Blue Devils in Indianapolis and found a seller who claimed to be stationed at a military base in California.
Michigan State University is inviting students and other fans of the school’s basketball team to view the Spartans NCAA Final Four semifinal against Duke at the Breslin Center.
It wasn’t the first time Izzo had made his distaste for Twitter clear. He says he doesn’t worry much about what his players tweet. He’s more concerned about what they might read.