Friday, April 2, 2010

Final Four scene: WVU on the floor

INDIANAPOLIS -- Not far from where West Virginia coach Bob Huggins stood talking to a reporter, Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski sat on press row Friday afternoon, watching West Virginia's open-to-the-public practice.

Although you don't learn much while watching an opponent's half-speed shoot-around, it's typical of Duke to leave no stone unturned in a game of the magnitude of Saturday's NCAA semifinal against the Mountaineers.

Meanwhile, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is on the interview podium. He's saying the Spartans' opponent Saturday, Butler, has a defense that reminds him of Purdue in some ways and Wisconsin in others.

The Final Four is a little over 24 hours away, and the players, coaches, and fans who streamed into Lucas Oil Stadium for the open practices can't wait.

Ken Tysiac