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Spartans’ win over Louisville caps winning weekend for Trice

Michigan State's Travis Trice looks up after the regional final against Louisville in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Michigan State won 76-70. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Trice learned it’s far less nerve-wracking playing with a Final Four berth on the line than it is getting basketball score updates by phone.

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Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

Louisville's Montrezl Harrell (24) dunks the ball in front of Michigan State's Bryn Forbes (5) during the first half of a regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win.

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It’s Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo calls out to his team during the first half of a regional semifinal against the Oklahoma in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Izzo versus Rick Pitino with a Final Four berth on the line.

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Sooners wear down in 62-58 loss to Spartans in East semis

Oklahoma's C.J. Cole (25) and D.J. Bennett, right, sit with teammates in the locker room after a regional semifinal against Michigan State in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament  early Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Michigan State won 62-58. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It took four years for coach Lon Kruger to rebuild the Oklahoma Sooners into bona fide NCAA Tournament contenders.

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Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine (45) and Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (24) dive for the ball during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.

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