Updated: Saturday, 04 Apr 2009, 1:23 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Apr 2009, 12:32 AM EDT
DETROIT (WOOD) - Michigan State is the 10th school to be playing in the Final Four in its home state.
This year's team has a true state of Michigan base, as nine of the 16 players on the roster call Michigan home.
Head coach Tom Izzo was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. His three assistant coaches were as well, and played basketball at institutions in the state -- two at MSU.
Check out Spartan Tailgate for more on the Spartans, including Five Good Minutes with Tom Izzo from Monday's Pardon The Interruption on ESPN.