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Tom Izzo previews Michigan

The Spartans and Wolverines need a win in the worst way when the two rivals clash Sunday.

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Michigan State is in desperate need of a win when Michigan comes to the Breslin Center on Sunday.

The Spartans enter Round 1 of their in-state rivalry with the Wolverines sitting at 12-9 overall, which has Tom Izzo's 19-year NCAA Tournament streak in jeopardy. Michigan isn’t in much better shape, sitting at 14-7 as both programs badly need this resume-boosting win.

"I think it's as big of a rivalry as ever, because both teams need a win," Izzo said. "That gives more to the rivalry. If we were both 2-18, all kidding aside, it'd still be a rivalry, we all know that. If we were both 20-2. The fact that we're both hungry for a win makes it as good or bigger."

Here’s a replay of everything Izzo had to say, courtesy of Spartan Sports Network.

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