Cousins to address MSU before Final Four

NO DESSERT FOR YOU: Beard has been trying to teach his team self-sacrifice this season, asking all his players to give something up for the larger good of the team.

A useless answer figured to follow.

"We had an appointment at 10:20 this morning so we drove straight from there and got here at 12:30 I guess", Ross said. That means Clark will have a big say in how much success his opponent's best player will have against Virginia. "They're fortunate. They're not entitled because they were in the pound, man". Anfernee McLemore, another junior, also played a season-high 30 minutes against Kentucky, scoring eight points with five rebounds.

There is, at least, a clash of styles that should make for entertaining viewing: patient Virginia and frantic Auburn, veteran Michigan State and smothering Texas Tech.

Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Texas Tech have arrived in Minneapolis for the Final Four. They went 16-2 in ACC play, but lost to Florida State in the ACC Tournament semifinals 69-59.

Nobody ever described Duke's Zion Williamson as such.

The Michigan State Spartans will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night. Only two weeks later, he'd be back at the Final Four, receiving his award as the AP National Coach of the Year.

"I've been really impressed with him".

Auburn has won 12 in a row by turning defense into offense. The trash-talking bureau did not allege that Auburn cheated but did prompt the arrest and dismissal of assistant Chuck Person, which did seem to imperil the program.

Half the field is composed of football schools with only a passing historic interest in basketball instead of a Kentucky or a North Carolina.

The Final Four brings together four experienced teams but only one coach who has appeared in a Final Four.

They're still waiting, and so are we. The problem is in the mornings with the towel situation.

With some teamwork and an incredible assist the Maltby's made their Final Four dream come true.

Texas Tech can knock off a Michigan team for the second time in three games, having beat the second-seeded Michigan Wolverines 63-44 in the Sweet 16.

This year appears to fall into the latter category: a team with as good a chance as any to win the whole thing.

"I'll disclose this one thing", he said. "You think differently. Through any adversity, there's such wisdom in it". But in many ways, whatever unfolds in the sport's final weekend, which will tip off Saturday evening with the top-seeded Cavaliers' showdown with No. 5 Auburn in the national semifinals, is simply a bonus.

Since 2005, there have been 48 instances of an over receiving the minority of bets in an NCAA Tournament game past the first round, and those overs have gone 28-19-1 (59.6%).

Chase Michaelson: MSU 65, TTU 60.

"You share so much of the personal side of things with your teammates and coaches", Mooney said. My gut tells me that Virginia will end up cutting down the nets on Monday night, but anything can happen during March Madness. With an improved skillset and more experience comes more confidence.

Georgia's Tom Crean, who coached for and with Izzo at Michigan State, marvels at the job Izzo has done. The three ball, just from what Golden State has done, and other teams, and then in the college game, it's creeping down, and you're seeing it. The Red Raiders defense has flustered plenty of good teams and could do the same to Michigan State.

On that trip to see another player, well, there was Jerome again, playing against that player's team.

The greatest event in all of sports will get underway at 6:09 p.m. EST tonight on CBS when Auburn and Virginia take the court for a spot in the title game. I don't think coaching is any different, though.

"I need to validate it for me", Izzo said. He's gone through the process. "You know, when you don't hit it that far, you're never in the woods, so I was never in trouble anyway". This probably isn't the last Final Four as we know it.

  • Julie Sanders