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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Michigan State Spartans Prediction: NCAA Tournament Final Four Preview

Final Four first-timer Texas Tech faces a Michigan State squad after the program's first title in 19 years
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Michigan State Spartans Prediction: NCAA Tournament Final Four Preview

The first team to book its spot in the 2019 Final Four set a fitting tone for the field. With its 75-69 win over Gonzaga, Texas Tech became one of two teams headed to Minneapolis that has never been to the Final Four.

 

Michigan State Spartans vs. Duke Blue Devils Prediction: NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Preview

Top two seeds in East Region meet in heavyweight battle for spot in Final Four
Michigan State Spartans vs. Duke Blue Devils Prediction: NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Preview

Two legendary coaches in Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski will meet each other with a Final Four berth on the line Sunday.

 

The Michigan State Spartans (31-6) and the Duke Blue Devils (32-5) will face off in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to determine the winner of the East Region and which team moves on to the Final Four in Minneapolis. On Friday night, No. 2 seed Michigan State handled No. 3 LSU 80-63. Hours later, No. 1 overall seed Duke escaped with a 75-73 win over ACC rival and No. 4 Virginia Tech.

 

LSU Tigers vs. Michigan State Spartans Prediction: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview

Tigers and Spartans clash in Washington D.C. with Elite Eight berth on the line
LSU Tigers vs. Michigan State Spartans Prediction: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview

Four teams enter the nation's capital fresh off a pair of NCAA Tournament wins. They haven't all been pretty, they haven't all been blowouts. But they've been wins, and in a time appropriately dubbed as "madness," wins are simply the most important commodity to collect.

 

Kansas Basketball: Jayhawks Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Jayhawks poised for national title run
Kansas Jayhawks 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

For much of last season, Kansas appeared to have one of the more underwhelming teams of the Bill Self era. The Jayhawks lost an unfathomable three games at Allen Fieldhouse and were blown out on the road by NIT teams Baylor and Oklahoma State. For just the second time in nine years, not a single KU player was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Spartans reload for another March run
Michigan State Spartans 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Tom Izzo never thought he would have to apologize for a 30-win season. He’s reluctant to do it now, but he feels his blue-blood program is due for better results in March.

Champions Classic Game Preview and Predictions: Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans

Duke's star freshmen dominant in early matchups
Champions Classic Game Preview: Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans

Duke and Michigan State may look familiar to the untrained eye when the two teams meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

 

Mike Krzyzewski is here. So is Tom Izzo. Duke has talent. Michigan State has plenty of upperclassmen.

 

A deeper look, though, reveals just how strange these teams are for Krzyzewski and Izzo.

 

College Basketball: Ranking the Big Ten Coaches for 2014-15

Tom Izzo is No. 1 coach, others are gaining
College Basketball: Ranking the Big Ten Coaches for 2014-15

The Big Ten has taken its lumps during football season, but all that changes on the hardwood.

 

Much of that is due to the coaches on the bench, a deep group of some of the nation’s best coaches that’s only getting better.

 

Tom Izzo, John Beilein, Bo Ryan and Thad Matta make up a solid top four of coaches who have made a combined 10 Final Fours at their current stops, and Beilein and Ryan are leading their programs to new (or rather, renewed) heights.

 

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