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

4. 2005 – ST. LOUIS


  • (5) Michigan State
  • (4) Louisville
  • (1) Illinois – Runner-up
  • (1) North Carolina – Champion

Path to the Final Four

  • First Round – W vs. (12) Old Dominion, 89-81
  • Second Round – W vs. (13) Vermont, 72-61
  • Sweet Sixteen – W vs. (1) Duke, 78-68
  • Elite Eight – W vs. (2) Kentucky, 94-88 (OT)

Fun Fact

  • It was the fourth trip to the Final Four in seven years for Tom Izzo. Three of the five members of the 2005 All-Regional team, including regional Most Outstanding Player Shannon Brown.
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