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.
Most college football spring games feature some sort of alumni flag football game beforehand.
Weber showed his team a video of last year’s victory over Kansas — complete with the court-storming — as motivation. “I said, ‘You can have your own special moment,'” Weber recalled.
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“I think a dead man can make a layup,” Izzo said after No. 20 Michigan State lost 61-56 Sunday to No. 11 Kansas in the Orlando Classic championship game.
The Badgers return four starters from their 2014 Final Four run, including 7-footer Frank Kaminsky. Wisconsin has finished fourth or better in the Big Ten in all 13 seasons of coach Bo Ryan’s tenure, but the Badgers have not finished first since 2008.
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In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.