On the banks of the Red Cedar there's a school that's known to sports fans. Their specialty is college basketball, and the Spartans also play great hockey. Excuse me for taking the Michigan State fight song, and changing the lyrics. But when people think about MSU sports, Tom Izzo's hoops program comes to mind first. Six Final Fours in 11 years will do that. Spartan … [Read more...] about Michigan St. Wins 20+ in 2 years; Not bad for a “Basketball School”
I guess MSU Coach Tom Izzo finally got his Michigan State Spartans to realize that March is here? In their 74-56 rout over the #6 Purdue Boilermakers, State finally played like a preseason #2 team in national college basketball. And of course they did it in March, a month in which they're known to be at their best. It took all the way to the Big Ten Tournament … [Read more...] about Michigan State Blows Out #9 Purdue, Secures NCAA Tournament Bid
In our latest, most up-to-date NCAA Tournament bracket projection, (or college basketball "bracketology" if you will, we have the Michigan State Spartans as a #11 seed. Although the chances of them falling into that final #12 seed line (and perhaps playing within that "First Four") are still high, even with their 66-61 narrow escape over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round … [Read more...] about Michigan State Stays on NCAA Bubble with Narrow Victory over Iowa Hawkeyes
As mediocre as the Big Ten has looked this season (and a major reason why it looks so mediocre is because expectations were sky-high in October) that big muddled middle mush should make for an exciting conference tournament. There really is very little difference between seeds 4-7. And the league is indicative of college basketball at large this season. When the brackets are … [Read more...] about Big 10 Tournament Preview and Predictions
Only one team from last year’s Final Four looks to be in serious danger of missing this year’s NCAA Tournament. That college basketball team was also the national runner-up in 2009, and ranked #2 in preseason polls this year. They are the Big ten and the nation’s biggest let-down, the Michigan State Spartans (17-13, 9-9). North Carolina and Kansas State also had massive … [Read more...] about Is Michigan State Going to be Left out of the NCAA Dance?