Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State (12-13, 2-4) dropped the final game of its series with No.15 Illinois (20-6-1, 2-1) on Monday afternoon by a score of 13-9. The Spartans fell behind 7-0 early, but managed get back into the game and pull within a run in bottom of the eighth inning. Anthony Misiewicz took the loss for the Spartans and John Kravetz improved to 2-0 for the Illini.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Travis Trice talks about advancing to the Final Four, being recruited by Tom Izzo, the medical issues he's encountered in his career, Izzo's coaching approach and the plan against Duke.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Every program has managers, but not every program puts them to work on late-night info gathering sessions at tournament time. Moments after MSU completed a win over Virginia on March 22 in Charlotte, N.C., to reach the Sweet 16, Pauga walked to where the managers were sitting in the stands and said: "Time to get to work, boys!"
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo's longest Final Four drought in 20 years as Michigan State men's basketball coach has ended at five years. Five years. That's insane. We are as convinced as ever that Izzo not only dominates March Madness, but is quite possibly "the greatest of all time." And we've listed a few reasons why.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo has admitted that, at some points this season, he wondered whether his Michigan State team was going to make the NCAA tournament. But Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski never wavered in his belief of the Spartans. A loss to Texas Southern? A mere bump in the road. Bubble, schmubble. Krzyzewski knew that MSU was no bubble team.
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Men's Basketball ftw.usatoday.com —  When Tom Izzo arrives at the Final Four this weekend, it will be his seventh trip to the end of the big dance, but perhaps the most unlikely one so far. So how did he do it? For The Win spoke to CBS Sports college basketball analyst and former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves about what’s going on inside the Spartans’ locker room.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Travis Trice Sr. discusses winning a state title in high school basketball with sons D'Mitrik and Isaiah, and then driving to watch son Travis advance to the Final Four when Michigan State beat Louisville.


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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The 2014-15 Michigan State Spartans have made it to the Final Four. That still hasn't completely sunk in for me. The road to winning goes through two of the three remaining No. 1 seeds all with their own individual terrifying aspect. Duke with potential No. 1 pick in Jahlil Okafor, Wisconsin with National Player of the Year in Frank "The Tank" Kaminsky, and undefeated Kentucky who may be called the best college basketball team in 20 years if they win it all.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo said he's tried to model his program after Mike Krzyzewski and Duke. Now, the two programs will meet on Saturday in the Final Four (6:09 p.m., TBS). "I think he's done it the right way, I think he's done it with good kids," Izzo said Monday on a teleconference. "The consistency is what I marvel over, because it's hard to be that consistent over that much time."
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Men's Basketball shanahan.report —  Improbable describes Michigan State basketball's ninth NCAA Final Four with Sunday’s win over Louisville, but no Final Four run began with more exotic origins than the Spartans' first one in 1957.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Incredible. There is no other word to describe the fact that this team, THIS TEAM, is going to the Final Four. A little over a month ago Michigan State was on full bubble watch, now they are cutting down nets. Tom Izzo has worked his magic again and the chemistry of this team was able to come together at just the right time to earn a trip to Indy. Truly incredible.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  It was as if Michigan State guard Travis Trice had been carrying a heavy load during a journey that finally ended after four long years. After what he's been through, it was no wonder he dropped to his hands and knees minutes after the Spartans defeated Louisville 76-70 in overtime Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome to win the East Regional Championship and advance to the ninth Final Four in school history.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo dishes on his team's improvement, beating Louisville, his exchange with Denzel Valentine in the game, preparing for Duke and the Spartans' tournament mindset.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  The familiar sight of Michigan State players climbing a ladder to cut down the nets on their way to the Final Four blurs the complication of the journey there. The familiar din of Spartans fans chanting—“Go Green! Go White!”—drowns out the pessimism that accompanied Michigan State here. The familiar clichés that accompany a Tom Izzo Final Four trip—Grit! Toughness! Determination!—devalue the distinct narrative of this group.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  All last summer and into the season, Michigan State broke out of its post-workout huddles with the word, "Indy." Eventually, Coach Tom Izzo told the Spartans to knock it off because they didn't have the goods. They had lost to Texas Southern in December, couldn't make enough free throws to prevent losing games they should have won and were far from a lock for making it to the NCAA Tournament - let alone the Final Four.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Two weeks ago, Michigan State saw Wisconsin come back from 11 points down in the final eight minutes to force overtime in the Big Ten championship game. On their heels, the Spartans didn't score in overtime and headed to the locker room as the Badgers got ready to cut down the nets at the United Center.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was at Breslin Center to welcome home Tom Izzo and the basketball team Sunday night after the Spartans had advanced to the Final Four. Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State's director of college advancement and performance, said that not only was Dantonio pleased for his friend, but the football coach recognized the boost Izzo's basketball team has given football recruiting.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  For a coach, picking your favorite team is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child. He may have one, but ordinarily he won't admit it. Tom Izzo, however, has no trouble telling the truth. This Michigan State Spartans team, a group of undersized overachievers, has won his heart. "It'll go down as the best one, just because of what we went through all year," Izzo said. "This team had the least chance to get there, so that makes it a little special."
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