Izzo falls to 1-10 vs Duke
Some things never change. Coach K and Duke know how to beat Michigan State. Duke improved to 7-1 overall with a 78-69 win at home vs. the Spartans. Grayson Allen led the way offensively with 24 points for the 5th ranked Blue Devils, while the rest of his teammates struggled to find their shot behind the arc.
Duke shot just 27 percent from deep, with Allen making 5 of his 11 attempts. Michigan State drew close, and then watched Duke extend their lead in the second half.
Coach K vs. Tom Izzo – The Numbers
The debate between who is a better coach between Mike Krzyzewski or Tom Izzo really boils down to three key stats. The Duke Basketball Report highlighted the head to head comparison:
NCAA titles: Krzyzewski 4; Izzo 1
Final Four appearances: Krzyzewski 12; Izzo 7
Sweet 16 appearances: Krzyzewski 20; Izzo 12
While Izzo does not yet have the tenure that Coach K has at Duke, however to be in the discussion highlights his achievements. By the way, if you were trying to remember when Michigan State defeated Duke under Izzo, it was in the Sweet 16 of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.