March 18, 2017
KU coach Bill Self, right, and longtime friend and foe Tom Izzo of Michigan State, left, have squared off in some memorable college basketball battles on the biggest and brightest stages throughout their careers.
For the 14th time in the history of both storied programs, Kansas and Michigan State will square off, this time to open another college basketball season filled with hope and excitement for both sides. By Matt Tait
They have more than 1,100 wins between them and are regarded as two of the finest coaches in college basketball history. But the one thing that Kansas coach Bill Self and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo have that might mean the most is a genuine friendship. By Matt Tait