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Paced Auburn faces dilemma when confronted with Virginia’s unique style

Paced Auburn faces dilemma when confronted with Virginia’s unique style

The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team is back in the Final Four for the first time since 2015 and is reaching out to a distinguished athlete alumnus for some pregame words of wisdom. He was emotional again only a few hours later when fans packed the Breslin Center to welcome the gritty Spartans back to campus. It has also been an emotional time for the Hall of Fame coach.

"We haven't played a team like that all year where they slow the ball down", Auburn guard Bryce Brown said. Years ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks tried to lure him to the National Basketball Association and other college programs have taken runs at hiring him. We've seen how overtime can ruin a total in recent weeks.

"There's nothing like this", Izzo told The Associated Press earlier this week while walking across his program's practice court.

"We've got a bunch of guys that are sniffling and hacking and coughing, be we don't play today", coach Bruce Pearl said. But the number of people you impact is off the charts here.

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"So, I basically have been coaching my whole life".

Who plays who...or...'Hoos, I guess?

Maybe one day he'll be playing for Izzo in the NCAA Tournament.

Coach Tony Bennett has taken Virginia to the Final Four for the first time in 35 years, and his appearance has put him in even more exclusive company.

He has cut down the nets on the biggest stage of all only once - and that drives him daily, if not every minute he is awake.

"I think about it every day", Odiase said of the February vehicle accident that killed two of his cousins. "We knew we had to get him on so it was great for him to get a nice hit and then, of course, Cole moving up with the bunt and then Dylan had a really good at-bat before me, so those guys just set it up and then it just happened to be me in the right spot".

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But Cousins says he didn't want to jinx it.

Izzo desperately wants a second national championship to get in a club that now has 15 coaches.

Ahead of the Final Four, many coaches are talking about roster construction. As they made the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis their headquarters this past week, they could fondly recall all 10 of Michigan State's Final Four runs, and some of them have ideal attendance.

Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson left previous year as underclassmen and became National Basketball Association lottery picks, adding to the losses of a trio of role-playing seniors.

At Michigan State, Langford has been joined on the bench by Kyle Ahrens, a junior forward who injured his ankle in the Big Ten Tournament championship against Michigan and has not played since. I say after Cassius Winston, the Spartans could most ill afford to lose Xavier Tillman who must play a great number of minutes and he must also stay out of foul trouble which he has done for most of the season.

The Spartans have been on a tear this season, winning the Big Ten Tournament Championship 65-60 over rival MI to earn a No. 2 seed in the East Region. The Red Raiders had their closest game yet, beating Gonzaga 75-69 to advance to the Final Four.

Despite that, the Nassar scandal has left an indelible taint at Michigan State.

Auburn's redemption story and its rolling trees and Tiger walks and all the fun was sucked out in a run that might be remembered just as much for how it ended as how it happened.

While some blue-blood programs like Duke and Kentucky have gravitated toward one-and-done players over the past decade, Michigan State has opted to go against the grain. The NCAA cleared the school of any rules infractions tied to the Nassar scandal. "So winning two more would definitely, we could finally be satisfied, I think". "And if I can be a small part of that, that's as good as it gets". - Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo.

"Our formula has always been. how can you build a program that can compete against the best in your conference?"