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Magic Johnson Says Tom Izzo Is College Basketball's Greatest Coach After Final 4 Berth

Magic Johnson celebrates Michigan State's Elite Eight win.

For the seventh time in his career, one of Tom Izzo's Michigan State squads has reached the Final Four. This year's run might be the most improbable of the bunch, as the Spartans, a No. 7 seed, struggled mightily at times this season. 

Michigan State defeated Louisville in the Elite Eight in Syracuse Sunday afternoon, 76-70. 

Following the victory, former Spartan great Magic Johnson, who attended the game, claimed Izzo is college basketball's greatest coach. 

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Many others likely feel similarly.

Izzo will be facing one of college basketball's other greatest coaches in the Final Four, as Michigan State is set to face Duke and Mike Krzyzewski on Saturday in Indianapolis.