Michigan State has won at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons and has ended each of the last four seasons with bowl game wins.
Buddy Hield’s game-changing play against Dayton offered a snapshot of what he has become in clutch situations.
When Tom Izzo walked into the media room at the Breslin Center, the place was already full of reporters who had been listening to football coach Mark Dantonio’s briefing about the start of spring practice.
So when Michigan got decent and then fantastic for a bit it was officially on.
Macgarrett Kings and Delton Williams are not on Michigan State’s football roster at the start of spring practice.
Michigan State athletics have simply been dominating the state over the past half decade.
Travis Trice scored 23 points, and Michigan State knocked second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54 on Sunday.
Michigan State did enough to hang on, showing at least glimpses of the experience from playing in 18 straight NCAA Tournaments.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo needs the team’s trio of leaders – his “three amigos,” as he calls them – to step up their games.
“It’s not just about March to me, it’s about the process to get to March,” Izzo said.