Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo talked with isportsweb on Monday, regarding the renewed excitement in the Michigan State vs Michigan rivalry. On Sunday, the MSU men’s team attended the women’s basketball game vs Ohio State. Izzo has some thoughts on why that is important for his team:
He also talks about how the rivalry is personal and why Draymond Green should be considered the “ultimate Spartan”:
The rivalry wasn’t as emotional when Amaker was on the other sideline. Izzo talks about that and why the rivalry should be based on respect, not hatred:
Izzo might respect Michigan’s head coach, but he doesn’t like Michigan at all:
Izzo was asked about how he felt in 2007 when Dantonio really made the rivalry personal. He loved it. He wants the rivalry to matter:
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Prediction with the green goggles on: MSU 68, Michigan 65
Taking off the goggles, reverse it: Michigan 68, MSU 65