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'It's a boy!' Tom Izzo helps with couple's gender reveal

"Izzo's help needed! Future Spartan gender inside."
Credit: AP
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo directs his team during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

MINNEAPOLIS — Spartans fans Ross and Morgan Maltby got a special surprise Friday: Tom Izzo announced the gender of their baby. 

At the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the couple came down from the stands and approached Izzo with a sign that read: "Izzo's help needed! Future Spartan gender inside" with an arrow pointing at a envelope. 

Ross Maltby tweeted on Thursday that the couple planned to find out while at a dinner reservation, but once they found out MSU was going to be in town they changed their plans. 

In a video tweeted by NCAA March Madness, Izzo opens the envelope and takes out a picture of a sonogram, which had the gender written on it. 

"It's a boy" he yells out, and the camera shows MSU players also cheering for the couple. Izzo and Cassius Winston gave the Maltbys a hug.

Watch the moment here:

The Spartans are scheduled to face Texas Tech in the Final Four on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. ET. 

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