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Will crowd lift Spartans to upset?

Updated: March 31, 2009, 3:53 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

The Michigan State fans will be rocking and rolling at Ford Field on Saturday. Will they be able to lift the Spartans to an upset of Connecticut in a national semifinal clash?

Coach Tom Izzo is a great motivator who can really inspire his players. He will use the in-state love provided by the Detroit crowd to fire up his squad. That was incentive during the regional semifinals and finals, and playing the Final Four just 90 miles from East Lansing is an advantage.

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