The Michigan State Spartans dropped from a possible #2 seed to a #3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten Tournament semi-final loss to Ohio State hurt them. What’s really more important perhaps than seeding is site placement. The Michigan State Spartans drew Auburn Hills, Michigan for their regional, home of the Detroit Pistons. Obviously this is fantastic for Sparty. All the Michigan State Spartans fans will be right there.
Tom Izzo certainly is “Mr. March” as Michigan State is 71-29 in March since 1998-99. Given the strength of the Big Ten this year, these Spartans will be more battle tested than usual. MSU always schedules very tough in the non-conference, and it always makes them ready for March. They take their lumps in November so that they survive and advance into April
But Tom Izzo knows how to win in the big dance, he has 6 Final Fours in 13 years- that’s the most in the country.
The Michigan State Spartans have the most recent national title of any Big Ten team. And t...