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Tom Izzo Has A Brutal Career W-L Record Against Coach K

tom izzo looks onto the court during a game in east lansing

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 29: Michigan State Spartans Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo watches the action dusting the first half of the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at the Breslin Center on December 29, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Northern Illinois 88-60. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is one of the best college basketball coaches in history, but he's struggled - mightily - in previous matchups against the man he's facing today.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has absolutely dominated his matchups against Izzo in previous years.

The Blue Devils' head coach is 11-1 all-time against his Spartans' counterpart.

Izzo is definitely aware of this, too. "I see him. I don't like seeing him as much," Izzo joked before the game.

College basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb addressed the record before tipoff:

"People can be critical of Tom Izzo’s record vs Duke. All fair, but today, for instance, Duke starts the number 1 player in America at PF and Michigan State starts a former walk-on," he tweeted.

We'll see if Izzo can get win No. 2 today.

Duke and Michigan State have tipped off on CBS.