Every year, Tom Izzo subjects his Michigan State team to a non-conference schedule only a masochist could love.
Officials from the Big 12 and the Cowboys expect a record crowd of more than 80,000 people will attend the Final Four when it’s played at AT&T Stadium near Dallas.
The team made it into the Final Four for the first time in 20 years but after the loss of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will the Wolverines go for a repeat this year?
So this is what success looks like.
Unlike the men’s basketball championship game itself, there was no contest in the ratings. Louisville’s gripping victory over Michigan to win the NCAA tournament was easily the most popular event on prime-time television last week.
So, what do you think — Does the freshman have a shot?
Burke praised his team for playing through the bad times this season, getting through adversity and staying positive even after the big loss.
But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?
Albrecht brushed off the heroics of his high-scoring feat, saying he’s not exactly a newcomer anymore.
They saved their best games for the very end, with Mitch McGary emerging in a way that probably couldn’t have been imagined even a few weeks ago.