March 23, 2008

Video: Izzo beams after upending Big East champs

DENVER - Michigan State coach Tom Izzo spent 15 minutes answering follow-up questions outside the Spartan locker room after his post-game press conference.

Izzo was asked a number of questions about the play of Kalin Lucas, who finished with 19 points and was a one-man fastbreak at times against the Panthers.

Izzo also spoke at length about the performance of senior captains Drew Neitzel and Travis Walton. Walton provided vocal leadership and rugged defense for the Spartans, while Neitzel bounced back from a five-point performance against Temple with a 21-point game against Big East champion Pitt.

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