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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)

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.

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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.

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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

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates with teammate Travis Trice #20 after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners 62 to 58 during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Spartans Knock Off Sooners, 62-58, To Reach Elite Eight

Counted out for nearly done in February, the Tom Izzo-coached Spartans are instead headed to the Elite Eight for the second straight year and fourth time since 2009.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

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College Basketball’s Transfer Problem

We have a new fight on our hands in the college basketball world. The transfer epidemic.


CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Teammates Denzel Valentine #45 and Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans react against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Michigan State Holds Off Georgia, 70-63, In NCAA East Region

Michigan State did enough to hang on, showing at least glimpses of the experience from playing in 18 straight NCAA Tournaments.

97.1 The Ticket–03/20/2015

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Hampton Bench Channels “Major League” In First Four Win Over Manhattan

The NCAA Tournament got underway last night with the first two “First Four” match-ups. Hampton earned the right to play Kentucky on Thursday night and the bench got a little superstitious down the stretch.


John Beilein the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines gives instructions to his team during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on February 8, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan Moves On After Finishing Season At .500

Michigan found out Sunday night that its season was over, and this 16-16 showing was a far cry from the heights Beilein and the Wolverines had reached over the previous three years.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2015

A view of basketballs prior to the midwest regional final game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines during the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chippewas Lose To Buffalo, 89-84, In MAC Title Game

Buffalo earned its first trip to the NCAA Tournament by beating top-seeded Central Michigan 89-84 in the Mid-American Conference championship on Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2015