It has been a great year for both Michigan and Michigan State basketball.  Both coaches have been announced among the nominees for the top coaches this season. 

According to NCAA,  Tom Izzo from Michigan State and John Beilein from Michigan are among the 15 names nominated for the Naismith Award for Coach of The Year.

Both coaches are on the list with the last two winners,Virginia's Tony Bennett and Mark Few from Gonzaga.  Other big names on the list include, Mike Kryzewski of Duke, Roy Williams from North Carolina, Rick Barnes from Tennessee and Matt Painter from Purdue.

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Michigan has been one of the top teams through out the current college season. They are still in the mix with Michigan State and Purdue for the Big Ten title.

Michigan State is currently tied with Purdue for the lead in the Big Ten.  They have played most of the year without Joshua Langford and recently have been without Nick Ward.

The Big Ten title is likely to come down to the final day of the season when Michigan State will host Michigan in East Lansing on March 9th.   The award winner will be announced in April.





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