Izzo pregame speech: 'Give me two hours'
In a pregame speech to his players Sunday, recorded by CBS Sports, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo implored his players to give "two hours" of their best effort and the payoff would be a "lifetime of memories."
"Just give me two hours, and you're going to have 50, 60, 70 years of memories," Izzo said. "Two hours, can you sacrifice, and reach down and give me two hours, so that you can have a lifetime of memories for you, your family, your kids and your kids' kids? That's the memories I'm talking about!"
The Spartans beat Louisville 76-70 in overtime to earn a trip to the Final Four, where they will play Duke in a national semifinal on Saturday at 6:09 p.m.