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Which team will survive the Final Four: Michigan State or Texas Tech?

The Final Four is finally set as the Michigan State Spartans and Texas Tech Red Raiders faceoff in the first matchup of the national championship semifinal. Michigan State helped head coach Tom Izzo exorcized his Duke demons and boasts a tough enough team to win it all. However, Texas Tech is in their first Final Four and playing like they have nothing to lose. That kind of freedom will guide them to a win. What do you think? 🏀

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When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, Michigan State is always a force to be reckoned with. Tom Izzo always has his team playing its best at the end of the season and the Spartans are hot after eliminating what many consider the most talented team in college basketball. 

The Spartans didn't flinch when Zion Williamson and Duke roared their way to a late-game lead. But the Spartans leaned on Cassius Winston, who made big play after big play, not allowing Michigan State to falter in the final moments of the Elite Eight.

If Duke didn't faze them, there is no way Texas Tech will scare the Spartans. Even with the Red Raiders defensive prowess, Michigan State will find a way to win. That's the kind of toughness that will take them to a national championship.

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While experience is valued in the NCAA Tournament, Texas Tech going to their first Final Four appearance could be an advantage. The Red Raiders don't have the same weight of expectation on their shoulders as Michigan State does. That lack of pressure can be freeing for a lot of players, and Texas Tech's ballers are loose and playing well.

On defense, the Red Raiders have been relentless, taking a nationally third-ranked defense to the tournament and tightening the screws on every team they have faced. Michigan State might have gotten past the individual brilliance of Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, but the Spartans won't be able to solve the team brilliance of Texas Tech.

The national championship game is going to feature a lot of red.

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Which team will survive the Final Four: Michigan State or Texas Tech?
A festive crown for the winner
#SpartyFTW
#RedRaidersFTW