EAST LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – As the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament gets underway, Upper Peninsula native and Michigan State University head coach Tom Izzo will be making history.


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Izzo will lead his Spartans onto the court on Friday afternoon, marking the 25th straight appearance in March Madness. In addition, Izzo will set an NCAA Tournament consecutive appearance record.

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The previous record was set by Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski with 24 in a row from 1996-2019.

The seventh-seeded Spartans will face number 10-seed USC in the first round of the East Region on Friday at 12:15.