Every year, the Big Ten seems to get dumped on during the regular season. The story is familiar: Low-scoring, grinding defensive games make its teams look less than stellar. Then when unleashed into the NCAA tournament, the Big Ten always seems to deliver, and Michigan State has delivered the Big Ten to the Final Four ... again. • Izzo strategy: Sometimes people can make it seem like coaching decisions in basketball are akin to going for a two-point conversion in football, which is driven simply by the score.
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