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Evaluating the Illini NCAA Tournament Profile

Evaluating the Illini NCAA Tournament Profile
In our latest NCAA Tournament projection, we have the Illini as a #9 seed in the South Regional. Since February is pretty much here- time to think about who needs to shore up the old resume for selection time come March. At 16-7, 5-5 in conference, RPI 37, SoS 26 and 5-5 and vs the... Read more »

Illini Upset #10 Michigan State; In Close Fashion (Like the Series)

Illini Upset #10 Michigan State; In Close Fashion (Like the Series)
Entering tonight’s contest, the Michigan State-Illinois series was tied at 55. The last 13 games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less, and this was no different. And the #9 Michigan State Spartans fell to the Illinois Fighting Illini 42-41. There was really ugly offense in the first half, by both... Read more »

Michigan State Spartans, NCAA Tournament: In or Out?

In our latest, most up-to-date NCAA Tournament bracket projection, (or college basketball “bracketology” if you will, we have the Michigan State Spartans as a #11 seed. Although the chances of them falling into that final #12 seed line (and perhaps playing within that “First Four”) are still high, even with their 66-61 narrow escape over... Read more »
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Loss in Champaign Huge Setback in Michigan State's Season

A big reason Michigan State won back to back Big Ten titles in ’09-’10 is their superior road record. The last two years MSU is 16-5 away from home. They had a school record 8 road wins in  2009, and followed it up with a 7-2 mark the following season. However, this year outside of... Read more »

Michigan State Spartans have now found the Correct Starting Five

Following Michigan State‘s narrow escape over Oakland on December 11th, I tweeted to my followers what I believed MSU’s starting lineup should be: a three guard cadre of Durrell Summers, Kalin Lucas, Keith Appling with Delvon Roe and Draymond Green up front. I then tweeted an abbreviated/condensed version of why I felt this would work.... Read more »

Michigan State's Leading Scorer Summers needs to Step up Even More

It maybe single digit high temperatures and subzero wind chills in East Lansing, Michigan right now, but the Michigan State Spartans should look to make it Durrell “Summers summer, summertime Time to sit back and unwind” if they are to start living up to their preseason hype. Apologies for quoting Will Smith. Really, that was... Read more »
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#2 Michigan State Spartans: Is this a National Title Year?

Six Final Fours in twelve years is a rather remarkable feat.  Even more so, Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans were able to get there last year despite team leader Kalin Lucas being sidelined by injury.  Izzo and Sparty are in position to make another run at a national championship beginning tonight with their... Read more »

The #2 Michigan State, Tom Izzo Podcast

At Big Ten Media Day here in Chicago I talked to the leader of the #2 Michigan State Spartans Tom Izzo for 40 minutes, literally. And amazingly, we really didn’t get that much into basketball at all. It was more about the media, the changing nature of it, and how social media affects big time... Read more »
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