Tom Izzo and Thad Matta have built their respective programs into perennial contenders, giving the Big Ten rivalry game an extra boost.
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.
Tom Izzo isn’t happy with where his Michigan State Spartans are headed.
Thad Matta is happy with his team. He is just not happy with how it is playing right now.
Champ: Jiri Hudler for his play against the Panthers this weekend