Michigan State by the numbersRecord: 32-6Adj. Efficiency Rank: 3Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 5Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 8Tempo Rank: 201Texas Tech by the numbersRecord: 30-6Adj. Efficiency Rank: 5Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 30Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 1Tempo Rank: 229Michigan State Final Four historyThe Spartans have the most Final Four appearances (10) of any team still remaining. They have two national championships — including one under coach Tom Izzo — but have lost four of their last six Final Four games.YearResult1957Lost to North Carolina1979Beat Penn, Indiana State1999Lost to Duke2000Beat Wisconsin, Florida2001Lost to Arizona2005Lost to North Carolina2009Beat UConn; Lost to UNC in final2010Lost to Butler2015Lost to DukeBold denotes national championship seasonTexas Tech Final Four historyThis is the Red Raiders’ first appearance in the Final Four. They have breezed through most of the competition in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Northern Kentucky, Buffalo and Michigan by double digits. They then snuck by Gonzaga in the Elite Eight to reach Minneapolis. Texas Tech had reached the Elite Eight just once (2018) prior to this year. The Final Four field is set, featuring a matchup between Michigan State and Texas Tech on Saturday that will likely be heavy on defense.Michigan State and Texas Tech have allowed fewer than 70 points in all four of their NCAA Tournament games, and each has certainly earned its place in the Final Four after Elite Eight wins over No. 1 seeds Duke and Gonzaga, respectively. MORE: Watch the Final Four live and on-demand on fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Spartans. using tremendous play from Cassius Winston, fended off a Blue Devils team led by top NBA Draft prospects Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett. Texas Tech played its first close game of the tournament, using some timely 3s by Davide Moretti and a technical foul in the final seconds to sneak by Gonzaga.Here’s everything you need to know about the game between the Spartans and Red Raiders, which will determine who plays for the national championship.What time does Michigan State vs. Texas Tech start?Since it is the second game of the Final Four, the Spartans and Red Raiders will start approximately 40 minutes after Virginia vs. Auburn concludes. Tip off is scheduled for appoximately 8:49 p.m. ET. Michigan State vs. Texas Tech TV channel, live streamThe contest will be aired on CBS, with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill and Bill Raftery on the call and Tracy Wolfson as the sideline reporter. You can also stream the game on fuboTV, CBS All-Access or the NCAA March Madness streaming app Where is the 2019 Final Four?The 2019 Final Four will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which normally houses the Minnesota Vikings. It is the first time the Final Four will be played at this stadium, but the fourth time the city of Minneapolis will host. It was previously the home site in 1951, 1992 and 2001.Michigan State vs. Texas Tech betting line, oddsThe Spartans opened the week as a three-point favorite, though the line has moved down slightly to Michigan State -2.5. The over/under is set at 132.5.
SHE’S well-known around these parts but Irish champion surfer Easkey Britton’s decision to become the first female surfer in Iran (complete with hijab swimwear) is to broadcast on French TV.The Rossnowlagh woman has surfed big waves from Donegal to Tahiti.But it was her trip a year ago to the Iranian town of Chabahar to go surfing there that has captured the imagination of documentary-maker Marion Poizeau. “Iran is not known as a surf destination, but experiencing a country through surf gives you a different perspective. It was a leap into the unknown, but I thought I’d give it a go,” said the 26-year-old.Local police and fishermen joined a huge crowd who had never seen the sport before.“Iran has a short swell window in the summer when the monsoons spin up and hit the southern coast and you get beach breaks,” she said.“The most incredible thing was being out in that landscape and being out in the water on your own. Everybody gathered around and they were all enormously curious and excited.” She was Ireland’s first female big wave surfer – and there’s plenty of those around the beach at home.“I couldn’t live without it. Being out in the sea, being part of a wave that only lasts a few moments, is like an addiction,” she added.The TV documentary about her trip to Iran will be broadcast on French TV at the end of the month.Let’s hope RTE, TV3 or TG4 show it here. DONEGAL SURFER’S IRANIAN ADVENTURE SET TO HIT FRENCH TV was last modified: October 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)