Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Michigan State Spartans versus Duke Blue Devils, with a trip to the elite 8 on the line. This IS college basketball. Tom Izzo versus Mike Kryz……Coach K.! Between the two programs you have: 62 NCAA Tournament appearances, 150 NCAA Tournament victories, 23 Final Fours, 7 runner-up finishes and 6 national titles. Time to cue the CBS March Madness theme song. This game has another storyline with Northwestern about to hire a new coach. Pretty much everyone knows the hire will be Duke Blue Devils Assistant Chris Collins, local guy and former Chicago Bulls coach Doug Collins. And it could become official as early as this week. Anyone else at this point would be a major upset, like a #16 seed over a #1 seed in the tourney. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are interested in Collins concerning their current coaching vacancy, and that could help Collins gain more bargaining leverage and money when the final deal is signed. Regardless, NU fans should be rooting for Michigan State Friday night versu...
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