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MSU counting on Walton to stop Price

Updated: April 3, 2009, 3:49 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach

DETROIT -- No Connecticut player worries Michigan State coach Tom Izzo more than guard A.J. Price.

Price, a senior from Amityville, N.Y., was named most outstanding player of the West Regional after scoring 18 points in the Huskies' 82-75 victory over Missouri in Saturday's final. He averaged 20 points in the first four NCAA tournament games.

"I think that is a key matchup," Izzo said Friday. "Even though they have tremendous size up front, and have some very tough, good players ...

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