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Look: Tom Izzo's Comment On Coach K Is Going Viral

A closeup of Tom Izzo during a Michigan State game.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 05: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on during practice prior to the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 5, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski will meet one final time Sunday when Michigan State and Duke square off in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

As noted by the NCAA March Madness Twitter page, this marks the 16th time the two legendary head coaches will meet. Coach K has a decisive advantage in their encounters.

Leading up to Sunday's last showdown, via The Athletic's Brendan Marks, Izzo is well aware of the rivalry's one-sided nature. "I like the game," Izzo said. "I just don't like the record in that matchup over the years ... I've got to be his favorite coach, because they've beaten us like a drum."

The latest matchup will be their sixth March Madness meeting, the most times any two coaches have faced off in the men's NCAA tournament. Although the Spartans are 2-3 in those contests, Izzo got the last laugh when they advanced to the Final Four with a 68-67 win in 2019.

Per's Michael Rothstein, Izzo tipped his cap to the NCAA's all-time winningest men's basketball coach.

"In the coaching world, the GOAT is the team we'll play, and it's been earned," Izzo said of Coach K. "It's not been given. It's been earned."

Duke breezed through the opening round with a 78-61 victory over No. 15 Cal State Fullerton, but Michigan State narrowly survived a 74-73 scare against No. 10 Davidson.

The game is scheduled to tip off at 5:15 p.m. ET on CBS.