Looks like I’ll take an hour walk and listen to the experts dissect the matchup
There’s a podcast featuring Coach B and Coach Izzo?!? Sorry I couldn’t resist!
That’s crazy… both programs have some good history, but until Beilein-Izzo they’ve never been really good at the same time
If you look at MSU’s history, there’s not a lot there before Heathcoate. Only two tourney appearances and two conference titles. Heathcoate had great teams in his first couple years, which coincided with Orr’s downturn. Then a bunch of mediocrity after Frieder was hired, then MSU started becoming good again in the 90s. I would bet a majority of the rest of those other ranked matchups game during Fisher’s tenure.
Very good guys!
MSU’s history is basically 2 years of Magic Johnson and then Izzo. And Izzo just happened to coincide with “The Crash”.