Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.
With a few days to go before basketball resumes, the only thing we can do to quench our March Madness thirst is talk about what was and what is still to come in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
It may not have been the start that the Spartans wanted, but the sluggish first few minutes of their Sweet 16 game against Oklahoma could be blamed on a couple of funny men.
The two coaches have four national championships, 15 Final Four appearances and 98 tournament wins between them.
Counted out for nearly done in February, the Tom Izzo-coached Spartans are instead headed to the Elite Eight for the second straight year and fourth time since 2009.
We have a new fight on our hands in the college basketball world. The transfer epidemic.
Michigan State did enough to hang on, showing at least glimpses of the experience from playing in 18 straight NCAA Tournaments.
The NCAA Tournament got underway last night with the first two “First Four” match-ups. Hampton earned the right to play Kentucky on Thursday night and the bench got a little superstitious down the stretch.
Michigan found out Sunday night that its season was over, and this 16-16 showing was a far cry from the heights Beilein and the Wolverines had reached over the previous three years.
Buffalo earned its first trip to the NCAA Tournament by beating top-seeded Central Michigan 89-84 in the Mid-American Conference championship on Saturday night.