At some point, we’ll probably just need to change the name of this program to the Michigan State Izzos. Outside of Durham, N.C., it’s hard to think of a coach who means more to his program than Tom Izzo, the fiery, beloved leader of the Spartans. This is MSU’s eighth Final Four under Izzo.
Who to watch
Cassius Winston. As you’ll read in Joe Christensen’s profile Saturday: As he goes, the Spartans go. The Gophers were trying to climb back into their second-round game against MSU last month, cutting into the lead in the second half, when Winston had had enough. Basket, basket, three-pointer, lights out.