Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Colby Wollenman came to Michigan State with no intention of playing basketball, just plans of taking care of business in the classroom to complete his first step toward medical school. Sure, Wollenman played high school basketball. In fact, he led his high school team to a state championship, but that was in Big Horn, Wyoming, a state where they didn't even have AAU teams.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Kentucky's known for its phenomenal freshmen. Wisconsin wouldn't be in the Final Four without national player of the year frontrunner Frank "The Tank" Kaminsky. Duke is preceded wherever it plays by its aura, supplemented annually by some of the nation's best talent, such Jahlil Okafor, the other leading POY candidate. And then there's Michigan State, the No. 7 seed sprouting among the towering No. 1s. What's the Spartans' hook? Their "it" factor? Their reason for being here?
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  MSU head coach Tom Izzo and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski previewed Saturday's Final Four matchup during a press conference Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Thursday is a unique day at the Final Four. Instead of individual news conferences, everything is done in groups. Instead of Tom Izzo on his own, he's joined by Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Same with Wisconsin's Bo Ryan and Kentucky's John Calipari. The players, too, follow the same format, with one from each school at the dais together. Travis Trice represented Michigan State while Frank Kaminsky was there for Wisconsin, Willie Cauley-Stein for Kentucky and Quinn Cook for Duke.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Clark has found a home at MSU and a strong mentor in senior forward Branden Dawson. "He's vital," Clark said. "He's like a big brother to me, not just him but Day Day as well, Draymond Green."
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  On Tuesday, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo described the factors that have driven the Spartans to the Final Four. They may not be a “smashmouth” defensive team, he said, but they’re mentally tough. They may not be the most athletic, either, but they’re playing their best ball of the season.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo has said it in East Lansing, repeated it in Syracuse, New York, and on Thursday the Michigan State head coach referenced it again at Lucas Oil Stadium. "Denzel Valentine doesn't get enough credit,'' Izzo said, referring to a do-it-all-junior who was good enough to lead the Spartans to the league title game and a Final Four, but apparently not good enough for coaches or select media to vote him higher than third-team All-Big Ten.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Led into the Final Four city by a modified Indianapolis 500 racer co-piloted by Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis, the Spartans are only interested in leaving town under the checkered flag. Getting into the Final Four as a seven seed "feels great," said senior point guard Travis Trice. "But at the same time. We're not happy just being here. We want to win it all and we have a legitimate chance of doing that."
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Men's Basketball spartannation.com —  The Spartans will tip off against number one seed Duke at 6:09 PM ET on Saturday night and the Spartans and the Blue Devils have both traveled a different road to get here. They met here in Indianapolis back in November in a match the Blue Devils won 81-71. Since then both teams have changed. Dramatically.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Duke and Michigan State find themselves ending their season in the same place they met when the season was a week old. But as they prepare for a Saturday night national semifinal matchup, the teams are four months older, the venue is bigger and both sides expect a different game from the Nov. 18 matchup that Duke won, 81-71.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Four players sat at the dais inside Lucas Oil Stadium and there was plenty of star power. Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky sat to the right of Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein and to his left was Quinn Cook, the senior leading a talented Duke team. And on the far right was Michigan State's Travis Trice. One player from each of the Final Four teams.




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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Of the four coaches descending on Indianapolis for the Final Four this weekend, Izzo is the only one not in or nominated for the Hall of Fame, but that is merely because he's not been coaching quite long enough. Hall rules require active coaches have 25 years of head-coaching experience. Izzo is in Year 20. He's a guaranteed future member, his reputation fortified by seven national semifinals and one national title but really built on owning the month that matters most.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Mateen Cleaves watches Michigan State play in November and December, he doesn't worry about what he sees. Even when he watched his former team lose to Duke, Notre Dame and Kansas this year, the former Michigan State great knows it's games like that, even if they turn out in losses, that prepare Michigan State for the NCAA tournament run it has been on. The Spartans face Duke in a rematch on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium (9:06 p.m., TBS).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's team bus entered this town on Wednesday night with a police escort that included an Indy racecar. It's a big reception for a basketball team that has done big things here. "I love Indy," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said earlier this week.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Both were ranked No. 18 in the preseason, finished third in their conference with a 12-6 record, earned the No. 7 seed in the East regional and defeated the No. 10, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 seed en route to a Final Four.
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