MSU vs South Carolina by Matt Hallowell
Last night Michigan State University Spartans mens basketball head coach Tom Izzo notched his 663rd win to pass Bobby Knight for most wins at one Big Ten school. From his first victory in 1995 to last night’s, Izzo has enjoyed an extraordinary career at Michigan State with 23 straight NCAA tourney appearances (soon to be 24), 10 Final Four appearances, and a 2000 NCAA championship. Congratulations to Coach Izzo on a stellar career that’s still going!
Matt took this way back in November of 2010 when he was working for the State News. See more in his Sports Portfolio gallery on Flickr.
PS: I also wanted to make sure you all saw this Instagram photo that Adam Ruff took last night of Izzo!
Tom Izzo, photo by Hillary Higgens
TRUE CONFESSION: Page-at-a-time slideshows make me want to smash my screen, but I have to say that what mLive is doing with slideshows has been pretty cool. Their feature on the Most Famous Natives of Michigan has their pick for the most famous person from each of Michigan’s 83 counties. Definitely worth a read. Share your thoughts here on on the Michigan in Pictures Facebook!
It’s hard to argue with their choice for the most famous person from Dickinson County, Michigan – Michigan State University Spartan coach Tom Izzo:
Since 1995, Tom Izzo has led the Michigan State men’s basketball team as head coach. Born Jan. 30, 1955, Izzo was recently inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Under his watch, the Spartan team has made it to the Final Four seven times and taken home an NCAA Men’s Division I Championship.
Hillary took this photo back in 2011. View it background big and see more in her 2011 Champion’s Class slideshow.
atUmich, photo by Justin_Wan
Three Michigan teams take to the hardwood today for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tourney. It starts with theWestern Michigan Broncos facing Syracuse at 2:45 followed by the media darling Michigan State Spartans vs Delaware at 4:40 and #2 Midwest seed Michigan vs Wafford at 7:10!
Justin got this awesome action shot last year at Ann Arbor’s Crisler Arena for the State News. View his photo bigger and see more in his Winter Sports 2012-2013 slideshow!
More basketball on Michigan in Pictures.
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You can get the latest MSU Spartans basketball on Flickr.
If you have a favorite picture of Izzo’s crew (and Merchant’s too!) please add a link to it in the comments below.
…and oh yeah, GO GREEN!