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Final Four Preview: Michigan State’s Championship Identity

Final Four Preview: Michigan State’s Championship Identity

An analysis of the culture that defines Michigan State, which has led to another Final Four trip. Plus, some top plays to look for. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Auburn When people mention the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, the first person that comes to mind is Head Coach Tom Izzo.

FINAL FOUR – Michigan State Spartans

Most counted them out early. Surprising many, Michigan State has now reached the Final Four. Though Michigan State has qualities of traditional Tom Izzo teams such as offensive rebounding and toughness, they are unique. They are shooting more outside shots-less paint shots, which is ultimately stretching the floor, allowing for a higher PPP in transition offense

End of Season Assessment

It’s that time of year again.  We endure the “daily grind” of practices and games over a span of 5 and a half months to prepare us for our conference tournaments and ultimately, a shot at playing further along in the postseason.  For some, it is an exciting time as your postseason hopes live on.

NCAA Tournament X’s and O’s – Michigan State

Michigan State ran this play early against Virginia in the NCAA round of 32. MSU runs this Forwards Out look, which is very similar to NBA Chin action but with the guards and forwards inverted, and can run many different options out of it. In the round of 64 against Georgia, the Spartans used a

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