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When Tom Izzo greeted the media following a narrow and ugly come-from-behind Michigan State victory he rocked the mic right. His Spartans played such an AWFUL first half that they were borderline unwatchable. They still managed to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 59-56 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, despite scoring just 20 points in the first half.
Tom Izzo did a Jimmy “B. Rabbit” Smith (Eminem’s character in “8 Mile”) style mic drop to end his postgame press conference. (the state of Michigan reference works too)
“thanks for putting up with us tonight, see ya later,” is what Izzo said before leaving the room. “Now we didn’t play good, but I’m telling you, you have to give Iowa a lot of credit for that. They made our life miserable tonight.”
Very true, Michigan State shot 26%, went 0-8 from three, 57% from the line in the first half.
“Disappointed because now I can’t say we went 32 games not showing up, because we didn’t show up the first half. But I can say 98 percent of t
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