October 22, 2013
Izzo: 'opportunity to do something that will last a lifetime'
EAST LANSING - Tom Izzo has the experience, talent, and chemistry to get back to the Final Four.
"You think you have a chance every year," said Izzo. "You don't. I mean, you have to sell it that way to them, to sometimes alums, to sometimes media. But every year you don't have the same chance you have in certain years. This is just one of those times where you have an opportunity to do something that will last a lifetime."
No. 2 ranked Michigan State returns six of its top seven scorers, including a quartet of potential NBA players in Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Keith Appling, and Branden Dawson.
"I don't make any bones about it, we're a good enough basketball talented team to do as well or better than anybody else in the country," said Izzo. "But talking about it or having it on paper for some reason does not make it a go come that time of year in March."
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