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What does No. 400 mean to Izzo? Not much

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08:25 AM ET 01.25 | To Tom Izzo, 400 is just a number. While a win Wednesday against Minnesota would mark the coach's 400th win at Michigan State, the milestone doesn't appear to have much significance to Izzo himself. "The truth of it is it does mean nothing to me, and I don't say it humbly," he said. "I say it because (Bob) Huggins has got 700, (Jim) Boeheim's got almost 900 and Coach (Mike) Krzyzewski's got 2 million. "It just seems like in the big picture of things, 400 wins is 400 wins. What I'd be proudest about in the 400 wins is we've done it in a decent period of time. I think we for the most part did it playing an incredibly demanding schedule just about every year. It means there is some consistency of winning."

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January 25, 2012  09:05 AM ET

5 basketball threads. Gonna be a slow day.

January 25, 2012  09:15 AM ET

so basketball has started?......hmmmmm

January 25, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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so basketball has started?......hmmmmm

This is what happens when you have too big of a playoff. No one really cares about the regular season, which really is the preseason now.

Learn from it football, keep it small and manageable.

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January 25, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Saw where SDSU won again, like 11 in a row, they are on a roll and a hot team right now.

Yeah, no losses since they lost to Creighton. Now, for some odd reason, they're ranked ahead of Creighton, as is UNLV, who lost to two teams Creighton beat. Guess my Jays will just have to run the table to convince some folks....

January 25, 2012  10:44 AM ET

400 means nothing

January 25, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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Yeah, no losses since they lost to Creighton. Now, for some odd reason, they're ranked ahead of Creighton, as is UNLV, who lost to two teams Creighton beat. Guess my Jays will just have to run the table to convince some folks....

they will make the dance...

January 25, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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400 means nothing

400 means 400 doesn't it?

January 25, 2012  11:47 AM ET
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400 means 400 doesn't it?

unless it means 440, for you old timers

January 25, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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400 means nothing

Unless it is those 400 Spartans that fought all those Arabs dudes. And look it is the Spartan team. How coincidental.

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January 25, 2012  12:51 PM ET
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unless it means 440, for you old timers

"I play the numbers... yeah... four-forty-four.
I got the mojo... yeah... don't you know?
I'm all dressed up with no place to go."

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January 25, 2012  01:21 PM ET

Green Olds coupe with the white drop top, whitewall tires, and white upholstery.

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