It’s times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is a top 5 college coach in the nation.
When Tom Izzo walked into the media room at the Breslin Center, the place was already full of reporters who had been listening to football coach Mark Dantonio’s briefing about the start of spring practice.
So when Michigan got decent and then fantastic for a bit it was officially on.
Michigan State athletics have simply been dominating the state over the past half decade.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo needs the team’s trio of leaders – his “three amigos,” as he calls them – to step up their games.
“It’s not just about March to me, it’s about the process to get to March,” Izzo said.
Izzo, whose Spartans enter the tournament as a seven-seed after a relatively rocky season, did not label Kentucky as a sure bet to win it all.
“I don’t think it’s going to be the detriment that cost us for sure four to five games this year,” Izzo said of the team’s foul shooting.
At times this season, even Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo wondered whether the Spartans would be able to extend the program’s streak to 18 straight NCAA tournament selections.