Elite 8 Preview: Spartans look to punch ticket to Indianapolis

Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo will look to continue his March success and build on his soon-to-be Hall of Fame career on Sunday when his Spartans take on Louisville (2:20 p.m. on CBS). MSU is coming off a big win Friday against Oklahoma while Louisville advanced after pulling away late against North Carolina State. A victory would send Izzo to his seventh Final Four in his 20 seasons at MSU.

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Sweet 16 Preview: Michigan State rumbles with Oklahoma

Another installment of March Madness is well underway and yet again, Michigan State Spartans find themselves in the second weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In other news, the sky is blue and the grass is green.

Tom Izzo and company will take the court on Friday against the Oklahoma Sooners (10:07 p.m., TBS) as the two teams battle for an appearance in the Elite Eight.

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Top 5 Michigan State NCAA Tournament wins of all-time

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Here we go! March Madness is officially upon us and Tom Izzo once again has the Michigan State Spartans in the mix. We thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and look at the top 5 Michigan State NCAA Tournament wins of all-time. Let’s hope they can add another victory to the list this year.

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Why Michigan State will go to the Final Four

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The NCAA tournament brackets have officially been revealed and if you are a fan of Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans you have to be very optimistic about what you see. Though they will be the underdog in most of their games other than the opening round, Michigan State can ultimately find a way to get it done. Here’s why MSU could be a sleeper pick for the Final Four:

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B1G Tournament Championship: Wisconsin storms back, beats Michigan State in OT

The 2015 B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament final featured two teams with different storylines going into Sunday’s championship game. For the top seeded Wisconsin Badgers, it was about trying to solidify a #1-seed in the NCAA Tournament when the brackets were unveiled. For the Michigan State Spartans, they had a lot less to lose. They were already in the tournament, and their seeding was already predetermined by many. A win over the regular season B1G champion Badgers would only sweeten the deal going into next week’s start of the NCAA Tournament.

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B1G Tournament: Semifinals recap

 

And then there were four. The top four seeds in the Big Ten all won on Friday to advance to the conference semifinals. The Wisconsin BadgersMaryland Terrapins, and Michigan State Spartans are safely in the big dance are are now all about improving their resume and seeding. While the Purdue Boilermakers have had a remarkable season and surprised many, they do not feel as comfortable about their tournament status, depending on who you ask. Let’s recap today’ B1G semifinals.

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No Dawson? No problem for Spartans

In the regular season finale against Indiana, the Michigan State Spartans looked to gain some momentum going into next week’s Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo decided to play it safe with star forward and double-double machine Branden Dawson on Saturday, who took a blow to the head Wednesday against the Purdue. Despite his absence, Michigan State … Read more

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