Tuesday March 31st, 2015

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his players the Spartans are "a team of destiny" after they won their Elite Eight game against Louisville in overtime on Sunday.

A No. 7 seed, Michigan State reached its first Final Four since 2010 and its seventh under Izzo.

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"Sometimes you guys drive me nuts, but I love you guys, I appreciate with you did," Izzo said. "And now, hey, you got this far. We're a team of destiny. We might as well go win another game the way I look at it."

Izzo's locker room speech to his team can be seen below.

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The Spartans will now face No. 1 seed Duke on Saturday in Indianapolis. The other Final Four matchup is Kentucky vs. Wisconsin.

The national championship game will be held on April 6.

[USA Today]

- Molly Geary

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