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Video: Tom Izzo in tears over young fan’s death

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo spoke to a large gathering on students on campus Wednesday night after Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old superfan, died after a long fight with cancer.

Lacey captured the attention of fans around the country after her story of battling cancer and befriend Michigan State forward Adreian Payne spread during the NCAA tournament. She had a large following of supporters on Twitter, and since her death, TV broadcaster Dick Vitale has pledged to raise $250,000 in her name for cancer research.

Grab a tissue, then see what Izzo had to say to the crowd in East Lansing.

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