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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Matt Costello #10 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Michigan State Basketball Plans Trip To Italy

Coach Tom Izzo says the trip will be an “excellent early measuring stick” for the team and a good bonding experience.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2015

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NCAA Basketball: Five Teams To Watch In 2015

The Madness has ended and Duke once again has been crowned champion. Congratulations to the Blue Devils but some of you like myself are probably pretty sad about college basketball season being over. That’s why I came up with an entirely too early “5 teams to watch” list for next basketball season.

04/07/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 06:  The Duke Blue Devils celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke defeated Wisconsin 68-63.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Comeback! Duke Tops Wisconsin, 68-63, For National Title

Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters outscored Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes Monday night to grit out a 68-63 victory for the program’s fifth national title.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: The Michigan State Spartans looks on in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Spartans Fall Short In Final Four, Lose 81-61 To Duke

The Spartans missed 10 of their last 11 shots in the first half, a stretch they couldn’t afford against the favored Blue Devils.

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Football Never Far From Izzo’s Mind At MSU

The prosperity of the two programs is a source of pride for Izzo, whose love of football has helped shape his approach to basketball — and the way he tries to promote Michigan State.

CBS Detroit–04/03/2015

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Thumbs Down: Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Doesn’t Like Twitter

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.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Matt Costello #10 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A Year Later Than Expected, The Spartans Are Back In The Final Four

Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.

97.1 The Ticket–03/30/2015

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NCAA Tournament: Best Games, Performances From The Sweet 16 & Elite 8

With a few days to go before basketball resumes, the only thing we can do to quench our March Madness thirst is talk about what was and what is still to come in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

03/30/2015

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Izzo Blames Slow Start Vs. Oklahoma On Team Watching New Kevin Hart Movie Instead Of Game Film

It may not have been the start that the Spartans wanted, but the sluggish first few minutes of their Sweet 16 game against Oklahoma could be blamed on a couple of funny men.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

Tom Izzo (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Rick Pitino (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It’s Izzo Versus Pitino In Showdown To Settle East Region

The two coaches have four national championships, 15 Final Four appearances and 98 tournament wins between them.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

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