"I don't think there's any question that they're going to be the team to beat," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told the Detroit Free Press. "Sulaimon brings something to the table."
"You know, you can blame me for Okafor, because personally that's exactly what we wanted to do — if we could hold him to under 20 points, take away their threes," Izzo said. "We did exactly what we wanted to do to be honest with you. ... In the halfcourt, I thought we did a decent job on him."