After last night’s loss to Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen, many Michigan State fans and basketball fans alike are wondering why MSU lost in such an embarrassing way. Doug Karsch has been asking listeners today to discuss the reasons. Michigan State was awarded with a 1 seed, which states they were one of the 4 best teams entering the NCAA Tournament, and all signs were saying they were. Last night didn’t show as much. Michigan State lost the game 57-44. 44 points in the Sweet Sixteen? That’s right 44 points, pretty embarrassing for the fans and I imagine the players and coaching staff as well. All post-season the Spartans post-game seemed to be unstoppable, until they faced a team with a post presence. MSU’s two big post players Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne combined for 8 points on 3-10 shooting with a combined 8 rebounds. Louisville center Dieng had 7 blocks! Could Tom Izzo have been out-coached by Rick Pitino? Was it the fact the Spartans showed up too Arizona too early and the team had other thoughts on their mind? Vote below and let Doug Karsch know the main reason Michigan State Lost to Louisville.
during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)