Tom Izzo

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27:  The Michigan State Spartans bench reacts against the Oklahoma Sooners 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Spartans Sold On Team Concept, From Defense To Development

“There is a true love for one another,” Izzo said Tuesday, “and that is a powerful, powerful thing.”

CBS Detroit–03/31/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates with Matt Larson 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Izzo Wants To Follow 2014 UConn Blueprint: Seven-Seed To National Champion

A trio of one-seeds comprise three-quarters of the Final Four this season. As a seven-seed, Michigan State is the outlier.

CBS Detroit–03/31/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates by cutting down the net 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Spartans To Play On Final Four Court Built Near Izzo’s Hometown (Video)

The Michigan State Spartans will play on court in the Final Four made just a short distance from Tom Izzo’s hometown.

03/31/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Sportscaster Tracy Wolfson talks to head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans before their game 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)

Watch Tom Izzo’s Louisville Pregame Speech [VIDEO]

“Just give me two hours and you’re going to have 50, 60, 70 years of memories.”

97.1 The Ticket–03/31/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners 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)

Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump Of The Weekend

Champ: Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans for reaching the Final Four.

97.1 The Ticket–03/31/2015

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

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)

Spartans’ Win Over Louisville Caps Winning Weekend For Trice

Trice, on Sunday hit two free throws with 10.1 seconds left in overtime to cap a 17-point performance …

97.1 The Ticket–03/30/2015

Mangok Mathiang #12 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots the ball against Branden Dawson #22 and Gavin Schilling #34 of the Michigan State Spartans during 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Spartans Final Four-bound After 76-70 OT Win Over Louisville

Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win.

03/29/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 21:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Breslin Center on January 21, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Coaches No One Wants To Face Finally Face Each Other

If your teams are already back in class, you could do worse than adopt Izzo and the seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans.

97.1 The Ticket–03/29/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 22:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts on the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Frustration Wanes Amid Another March Run For Izzo, Spartans

It’s times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo.

97.1 The Ticket–03/27/2015

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