Crean: Michigan State-Texas Tech winner takes it all

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
April 04, 2019 - 8:52 am

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UGA Basketball Coach Tom Crean spoke about the Final Four's first two matchups to be played on Saturday and which game he thinks will produce an eventual champion. 

"You cannot underestimate how good Texas Tech is, and I'm biased to Michigan State," Crean said referring to his relationship with Tom Izzo and his time in East Lansing as a Graduate Assisant. He continued, "Texas Tech has a superstar in Jarrett Culver and play so hard and aggressive defensively, and they may be the most underrated back-court in the country. The Michigan State-Texas Tech winner is the one that wins the National Championship"

Coach Crean, who took Marquette to a Final Four in 2003, also thinks not to overlook Auburn in their matchup with Virginia.

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"They can really score, made over 10 threes a game," Crean stated before adding "Jared Harper is doing what Cassius Winston is doing for Michigan State and their ability to come down and make six passes or zero passes and score is really strong. It's hard to consistently run with UNC and they did a great job getting back on defense."