Green enjoying tournament, now as a Michigan State fan

Green enjoying tournament, now as a Michigan State fan
March 23, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Draymond Green was 11-4 in the NCAA Tournament during his four-year college career, including two trips to the Final Four. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Draymond Green is enjoying life as a Michigan State fan.

The Warriors rookie is in constant contact with his old teammates, who beat Memphis 70-48 Saturday morning to advance to the Sweet 16.

"We always say we want to win the (tournament's opening) weekend," he said. "So watching from a fan's standpoint, I'm very, very happy."

Some of his Warriors teammates might not be as thrilled with the Spartans' success. Green labled himself the biggest trash talker on the team -- something he took obvious pride in.

"It's me, of course," he said. "Absolutely."

Veteran guard Jarrett Jack is the primary target of Green, who was 11-4 in the NCAA Tournament during his four-year college career, including two trips to the Final Four.

"I just talk about his school (Georgia Tech) being awful," Green said.

But Jack did advance to a Final Four when he was there, Draymond.

"I know, but they're terrible now," Green said. "They're awful and I went to two."

Georgia Tech went 16-15 this year and 6-12 in the ACC.

Of the six players on the roster whose college made the Big Dance, only Stephen Curry's (Davidson) has been eliminated. Like Green, Richard Jefferson saw his school (Arizona) advance to the Sweet 16 Saturday with a 71-54 win against Harvard.

David Lee (Florida), Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) and injured Brandon Rush (Kansas) can wear their fan hats on Sunday.

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