Tuesday was always going to be a tough day for Tom Izzo.
His Spartans faced a 12-2 Minnesota team on the road to open Big Ten play.
But more heart wrenching was the date. Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of his father's death.
MSU pulled off the win in overtime, and that was a great start to the night.
Things got better.
Izzo's 90-year-old mother, Dorothy, visited the locker room with her son.
She celebrated with the team, getting hugs from every player, and eventually walking out arm-and-arm with her son.
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