Michigan State may have been a team counted out, but head coach Tom Izzo had other plans for his Spartans squad. Izzo, who has quite a postseason resume, knows the recipe for success and has showcased that as the Spartans defeated No. 10 Georgia and delivered upsets to No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 4 Louisville in overtime to move on to the Final Four.
MSU will take on No. 1 Duke.
Duke came into the tournament looking for redemption from last year’s early dismissal. After receiving a selection committee bid, the Blue Devils have knocked off No. 16 Robert Morris, No. 8 San Diego State, No. 5 Utah and No. 2 Gonzaga. And with the win it will be the Blue Devils first Final Four since 2010.
Here’s what you need to know about the game:
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 7 Michigan State
NCAA Tournament Final Four
Saturday, April 4
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
6:09 p.m. Eastern
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Scouting Michigan State
Record: 27-11 overall, 12-6 Big Ten
Coach: Tom Izzo, 20th season
Offensive Points Per Game: 71.9
Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 63.1
Scoring Leader: Travis Trice, 14.8
Rebounding Leader: Branden Dawson, 9.0
Assists Leader: Travis Trice, 5.2
Record: 33-4 overall, 15-3 ACC
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, 34th season
Offensive Points Per Game: 80.6
Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 65.3
Scoring Leader: Jahlil Okafor, 17.8
Rebounding Leader: Jahlil Okafor, 8.8
Assists Leader: Tyus Jones, 5.8