Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.
Of all the Final Four runs the Michigan State Spartans have made with head coach Tom Izzo, this one might be the most improbable.
“There is a true love for one another,” Izzo said Tuesday, “and that is a powerful, powerful thing.”
A trio of one-seeds comprise three-quarters of the Final Four this season. As a seven-seed, Michigan State is the outlier.
The Michigan State Spartans will play on court in the Final Four made just a short distance from Tom Izzo’s hometown.
“Just give me two hours and you’re going to have 50, 60, 70 years of memories.”
Champ: Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans for reaching 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.
Trice, on Sunday hit two free throws with 10.1 seconds left in overtime to cap a 17-point performance …
Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win.