Will Michigan State Turn it On Again this March Madness?

Tom Izzo Final Four

They call Tom Izzo “Mr. March” for a reason. And the numbers give creedence to that. Here’s what the Michigan State Spartans have accomplished lately:

9 wins as a lower seed since 2003 (most in college basketball)

66-27 in March/April since 1999

35 NCAA Tournament wins since 1998, second most in the nation

The 15 years Izzo era in East Lansing has seen 9 sweet sixteens, 7 elite 8s, 6 final fours, 2 title games, and 1 national championship.

However, this was by far the worst season Izzo has ever had, and this is the lowest seeded team in the NCAA Tournament he’ll ever have. If State makes it to the second weekend this year, then truly March means everything and the regular season means nothing to MSU. I know, we say that every year.

By Paul M. Banks

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