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MINNEAPOLIS — By now, you've seen Gabe Brown and Marcus Bingham Jr.'s herky-jerky celebration known as "Go Crazy, Go Stupid." The two freshmen tighten their fists, straighten their arms, and throw them back and forth while shrieking. It has become one of the signatures of this particular vintage of Michigan State basketball, which has made it to its tenth Final Four in school history.
MINNEAPOLIS — Coaches love to preach the concept of sacrifice to their teams. If enough guys sacrifice themselves for the good of the team, it can reach its goals.
For Spartans in the Minneapolis area, there are several events happening to cheer on Michigan State in the Final Four.
The red Pantones differ by exactly fifteen shades — PMS 186 for one, and PMS 201 for the other. It would take 16 hours to traverse the 1,070 miles between Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana and United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
When time expired and Michigan State secured its win over Duke on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament East Region finals, Tom Izzo raised his fists as high as he possibly could and let out an emphatic cheer, a mental image I’m not sure I’ll ever forget.
After Michigan State defeating Duke 68-67 Sunday night making it to the Final Four, Cassius Winston has been named as part of the First Team All-American by the Associated Press.
The run came long before the green and white confetti fell on the makeshift stage at Capital One Arena to celebrate Michigan State’s 68-67 win over Duke in the NCAA tournament East regional final. It came long before Kenny Goins’ game-winning three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining, and even longer before Cassius Winston skirted around five white jerseys to run the clock out on Tom Izzo’s exorcism of his Blue Devils.
WASHINGTON D.C. — With 4.3 seconds remaining, Xavier Tillman stood at the right corner of Duke's baseline and gave a nod to Cassius Winston.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan State is headed back to the Final Four. And it's kind of a big deal.
WASHINGTON D.C— It seemed like Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston never stopped running against Duke Sunday evening.
WASHINGTON D.C— The day before Kenny Goins hit the biggest shot of his life, in the bowels of Capital One Arena, he interrupted junior point guard Cassius Winston’s press conference to ask his own question. If Winston could pass the ball to any teammate, with the game on the line, who would it be?
WASHINGTON D.C. - Senior forward Kenny Goins hit a three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining to lift second-seeded Michigan State to a 68-67 win over top overall seed Duke in the East regional championship game. The win sends the Spartans to their tenth Final Four in program history, and eighth under coach Tom Izzo — the first since 2015.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top-overall seed Duke Blue Devils spoke Saturday at Capital One Arena before they take on second-seeded Michigan State in the East regional final Sunday evening. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski complimented his fellow Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, and freshman sensation Zion Williamson spoke of the challenges of facing Michigan State’s twice-crowned Big Ten championship team.
Who: No. 1 Duke (32-5) vs. No. 2 Michigan State (31-6).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When he fell to the ground with 6:57 remaining in Michigan State’s 80-63 Sweet Sixteen victory over LSU Friday night, Nick Ward was concerned. The impact of the fall was taken mostly by his left hand, the same hand that has scored almost all of the 1,348 points of his career, and the same hand he broke Feb. 17 against Ohio State.
WASHINGTON D.C — The implications couldn't be much higher.
WASHINGTON D.C — Gabe Brown couldn't believe his eyes when he stood outside the left wing Friday night.
The Spartans would go on to defeat LSU on Friday night, 80-63. Freshman Aaron Henry would lead with a career-high of 20 points and six assists. Junior Cassius Winston tallied eight assists as well putting him at 279 for the season, setting the record for the most assists in a season among all Spartans and the Big Ten.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the lead-up to Michigan State’s 80-63 Sweet Sixteen win over LSU, coach Tom Izzo compared the Tigers to his teams from the late nineties and early 2000s, in their ability to control the glass. LSU came into the game ninth in the country in offensive rebounding.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aaron Henry is learning to avoid being screamed at by coach Tom Izzo. It’s not by asking him to lay off or avoiding the Hall of Famer.