Ranking Tom Izzo’s Final Four runs; Where does this year fall?

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7. 2001 – MINNEAPOLIS

Teams

  • (1) Michigan State
  • (3) Maryland
  • (2) Arizona – Runner-up
  • (1) Duke – Champion

Path to the Final Four

  • First Round – W vs. (16) Alabama State, 69-35
  • Second Round – W vs. (9) Fresno State, 81-65
  • Sweet Sixteen – W vs. (12) Gonzaga, 77-62
  • Elite Eight – W vs. (11) Temple, 69-62
  • Final Four – L vs. (2) Arizona, 80-61

Fun Fact

  • The Michigan State Spartans became the ninth team in history to make the Final Four three straight seasons, and the third since the tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
  • This team’s average margin of victory in tournament games was 18.0 points, the highest out of all of Izzo’s Final Four teams. Their average seeding of their opponents in the tournament was 10, also the highest in the Izzo Final Four collection.
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