Thad Matta

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 04: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans is seen on the sidelines during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 4, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana. Michigan State defeated Indiana 73-56. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Michigan State, Ohio State Combine For Top 5 Showdown At Breslin Center

Tom Izzo and Thad Matta have built their respective programs into perennial contenders, giving the Big Ten rivalry game an extra boost.

CBS Detroit–01/06/2014

Iona coach Tim Cluess (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Iona Takes Aim At Major Upset; Can The Gaels Take Down Mighty Ohio State?

Even though Ohio State hasn’t fared all that well in Dayton since he’s been the head coach — never made it through the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament intact — it’s still the place for his fondest college basketball memory.


COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 24: Head Coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans attempts to get the attention of the one of the referees in the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes on February 24, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan State 68-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo Questions His Team’s Grit After 68-60 Loss

Tom Izzo isn’t happy with where his Michigan State Spartans are headed.

97.1 The Ticket–02/25/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 2: Head Coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes instructs Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on January 2, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

0-3 Vs. Ranked Teams, Ohio State Seeking Answers; Face Michigan Sunday

Thad Matta is happy with his team. He is just not happy with how it is playing right now.

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2013

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Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump Of The Weekend 4-3-12

Champ: Jiri Hudler for his play against the Panthers this weekend

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2012