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The 1999 and 2000 teams had good talent, great veteran guards and phenomenal hunger and leadership. They didn’t have Bridges or Jackson. The 2005 Final Four team wasn’t in this class in terms of talent. Nor was the ’09 group. Same for the 2010 team, though that was one of Izzo’s best shots at a second national title because it was a weak Final Four that year.

The 2015 team, which made an improbable run through the East Region …

“This team right now would blow that team out of the water,” said redshirt junior Kenny Goins, a freshman on that team. “I’ve got mad respect for Travis Trice, Branden Dawson, Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, all of those guys, Matt Costello. We had talent on that team. But to look around where we are now compared to how we were October of my freshman year, it’s night and day difference.”


Couch: This is Tom Izzo's most gifted Michigan State basketball team, without question

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