FLASHBACK: Michigan State defeats Syracuse in 2000 NCAA regional semifinals

Sunday’s second-round matchup between 3-seed Michigan State and 11-seed Syracuse will mark just the seventh meeting all-time between the two storied programs, and just the second game head-to-head in the NCAA Tournament. MSU fans should have fond memories of the first such matchup against the Orange, which was also the first ever meeting all-time. It … Read more

PREVIEW: Michigan State faces tough Syracuse defense in Round of 32

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan State vs Miami

Michigan State (largely) took care of business on Friday in Detroit when they fended off (14) Bucknell 82-78. RECAP: The 3-seed Spartans really flexed their muscles in the second half, taking a four-point halftime lead and expanding it to as many as 18 well into the late stages of the second half. Bucknell made the final … Read more

WATCH: Jordan Poole, Michigan stun Houston at the buzzer

With a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line, Michigan found themselves in a huge dogfight with Houston. The Wolverines and Cougars played a tightly-contested affair for 40 minutes, which ultimately led to the team with the last possession earning a chance to win. Down 63-61 with less than four seconds remaining, Michigan is … Read more

PREVIEW: Michigan battles Rob Gray and Houston for spot in Sweet 16

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Minnesota

Survive and advance. That’s the universal mantra for all teams participating in the NCAA Tournament every single year. And that proved to be very much the case on Thursday when (3) Michigan had to grind out a 61-47 win against (14) Montana in Wichita. RECAP: The Wolverines found themselves in an early 10-0 through the … Read more

Printable 2018 March Madness Bracket

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-St. Louis Practice

With the most significant b-ball occasion of the year beginning in a matter of seconds, it will prove to be useful to be set up for the best circles competition of the year. The biggest event for the NCAA isn’t the bowl amusements but instead whats known as Printable 2018 March Madness Bracket. March Madness begins … Read more

5 Tournament teams that could bust your bracket

Nothing is more American than filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket this time of the year. Maybe perhaps more American are the countless people filling them out and picking teams left and right, acting like they know what they hell they are doing after admittedly watching little-to-no basketball during the season (you know who you … Read more

Tom Izzo says Bucknell could present ‘some problems’ for Michigan State

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Kansas vs Michigan State

Amidst some late-season emotional turmoil surrounding the school and the university as a whole, Michigan State rallied to collect 29 wins heading into this year’s NCAA Tournament and will have had nearly two weeks off before taking the floor on Friday against Bucknell. Despite being one of the favorites to win the national title in … Read more

PREVIEW: Michigan begins NCAA Tournament run in Wichita against Montana

March Madness has finally arrived. The field of 68 for this year’s Division I Mens’ NCAA Tournament was revealed on Sunday. Along the way, we learned that the Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan Wolverines were pegged as a 3-seed in the West Region. They enter this year’s tournament as one of the hottest teams in … Read more

PREVIEW: Michigan State tangles with Bucknell in NCAA Tournament opener

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan State

It’s hard to believe that Michigan State will have had nearly two whole weeks in between their last game in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals and their upcoming first-round game in the NCAA Tournament. But that is where we are after an early Big Ten Tournament and then the brackets being revealed on Sunday. The … Read more

Can Michigan AND Michigan State play in Detroit to open March Madness?

The calendar has turned to March. Let the madness begin. With Selection Sunday just a few days away, tickets to the dance are being punched left and right. Michigan is among a dozen teams to have won their conference tournament already after taking down Purdue in the Big Ten Championship last Sunday in Madison Square … Read more

Mittens’ Top 5 American Sports “Holidays”

Even rock dwellers know there is a kind-of-a-big-deal football game this Sunday, February 4th. It’s the last real competitive football game for Americans to take in until the 1st of September when collegiate ball takes center stage. The Super Bowl has become a national albeit unofficial holiday here in the states. Don’t believe me? According to … Read more

What if the College Football Playoff had a ‘March Madness’ feel to it?

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. The 2017-18 College Football Playoff semifinal pairings were released on Sunday … Read more

Re-seeding the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament: Where does Michigan fall?

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round

“DOWN GOES DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKE!” *vivacious cheering* “WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” *sudden realization that your bracket is now more useful for kindling* Well, that was fun. The worst seeded March Madness tournament in memory was sure to deliver some crazy results even if we had to wait till the second round for them. Now that we’ve reached the Sweet 16, … Read more

68 to 16: The 5 biggest takeaways from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Florida State vs Xavier

There many have been a shortage of shockers or upsets, but definitely no shortage of action-packed games from the first weekend of the Tournament. Just about every game, in some capacity, was competitive for the majority of the contest in crucial moments, with the higher seeds getting tested. But we’ve whittled the field down to … Read more

3 Things to focus on for Kansas-Michigan State on Sunday

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan State vs Miami

It definitely was not pretty seeing Michigan State down 10-0 early against Miami and eventually being down as many as 12. But whatever head coach Tom Izzo said or did after that worked, because the Spartans dominated the rest of the game, en route to a 20-point win over the Hurricanes to advance. Now comes … Read more