Despite winning the Big 12 yet again, Kansas does not blow teams out often. "It makes me go out and play much more free knowing they have a lot of confidence in me". "We're locked in and you know that we're going to do whatever we can to get another win".
Miami, which looked poised to beat up the Spartans in the early stages, particularly in the paint, fell apart after being blasted by a 20-2 Michigan State run to end the first half. But I don't really remember much about the clock. "Everybody stormed the court".
In previous big games against Arizona, Kentucky, Baylor and Duke, the Spartans hung tough with the high-octane competition, only to be done in by three- or four-minute lapses that ultimately cost them the game.
While the game was important for building Self's credibility with his players, it also announced Simien's status as one of the best players in college basketball. Michigan State gets number one seeded Kansas next in the second round. This game should be close, simply due to Kansas propensity to play close games.
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Stroman told reporters in San Diego he was up for and excited about the challenge of facing a lineup as strong as Puerto Rico's . Diaz then struck out Josh Harrison to end it and send the Puerto Ricans into a wild celebration on the infield.
Game 2: January 10, 2009 - East Lansing, Mich. But it's clear the entire Jayhawks team has Izzo's attention as well. The Spartans came into the tournament having lost three of their final four games, but were able to put up a convincing win against Miami in the first round. Izzo was an assistant at MSU and Bill Self at Kansas for that matchup.
"We need to work on us a little bit", Izzo said. "But yeah, I've known him all my life".
MSU is gearing up for the big game tonight.
As for a current member of the KU team, freshman Mitch Lightfoot recalled watching that game as a KU fan. That's something Michigan State lacks, according to Solari. The main difference between the two is just their dominant hand. But stranger things have happened, especially under Michigan State University coach Tom Izzo, who boasts a national championship and seven trips to the Final Four in his tenure.
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When Villanova was shooting 20 percent in the first half, The Mount needed to build a bigger lead if it wanted any chance to win. And that Badgers game-plan - to pound the paint - is essentially what teams have been doing all season against the Wildcats.
Ninth-seeded Michigan State overwhelmed eighth-seeded Miami late in the first half and kept going on the way to a 78-58 victory in the Midwest Regional on Friday night at the BOK Center. Some half-a-decade removed, he had a distinct memory of how that game went. Still, Michigan State offers a bigger landmine than you would like to see in the second round as a 1 seed. Then Evans three hit to swing the outcome against the spread in favor of Oklahoma State, which was a very good thing for sportsbooks. The plane ran through the runway; crashed through a chain-link fence; rolled through a ditch, snapping off the landing gear; and finally settled to a stop in a grass field, just short of a ravine.
At the time, Self saw it a similar way. While that might last for a half, Kansas is too explosive to be shut down for 40 minutes. That cosmic run took them from the cusp of the tourney bubble to a No. 7 seed. KU led by three with 32 seconds left.
This was a game that KU absolutely should have won. The best 3-point shooting teams in the country average 11 or 12 made field goals from long range per game, and the Wolverines just dropped 16 (setting a new school record) on Oklahoma State to edge out a one-point win. Irvin finished with 16 points.
Like some of the earlier games, Lucas has vivid memories of the contest.
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I'm not hung up on the use of breaking news to tease the information. It's also worth noting that Maddow scored with younger viewers. An equal number appear to be attacking her as well.