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Tom Izzo gets emotional at vigil on campus for 'Princess Lacey'

Lacey Holsworth, the little blonde girl who famously became friends with Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne while battling cancer, died earlier this week.

The story has resonated nationally and even internationally.

Michigan State students held a vigil in her honor. Predictably, Spartans coach Tom Izzo showed up after talking with Lacey's parents, and he spoke to the students for eight minutes. If you haven't watched the video yet, you should. Izzo was emotional, funny and generally terrific. So grab some tissue, then hit the play button.


Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and college basketball insider for the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts an award-winning radio show in Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two sons and two dogs.
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