Michigan State is headed to its ninth Final Four and its seventh under Tom Izzo. This one, as the No. 7 seed in the East Region, is arguably the most surprising of the group.
The Big Ten has multiple teams in the Final Four for the eighth time, the most of any conference. Tom Dienhart takes a look back at the previous seven times inside.
How did Michigan State students celebrate the Spartans Final Four berth? By throwing bagels into the air. Seriously. Check out video of the celebration inside.
In Michigan State and Wisconsin, the Big Ten has two Final Four teams for the first time since 2005 (Illinois and Michigan State). See when each team tips off its national semifinal game inside.
Michigan State is joining Wisconsin in the Final Four. The Spartans outlasted Louisville, 76-70, in overtime Sunday to advance to the program's ninth Final Four.
For the ninth time in program history, Michigan State is headed to the Final Four. The Spartans outlasted Louisville, 76-70, in overtime Sunday afternoon to win the East Region final.
Michigan State is headed to its ninth Final Four and its seventh under Tom Izzo. The Spartans topped Louisville, 76-70, in overtime Sunday afternoon in the East Region final at the Carrier Dome.
Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
There’s probably never been an NCAA tournament that has featured more attention on stenographers and press conference transcripts. [ MORE: Get all of our NCAA tournament coverage ] We have Wisconsin and loquacious sophomore Nigel Hayes, in particular, to thank for it. On Saturday afternoon, though, it was a not-so-rare Denzel Valentine mix-up on an NCAA tourney transcript that received plenty of attention on social media. Valentine, as he has been multiple times throughout his Michigan State career, is referred to as “Denzel Washington” at least once on the transcript from the Spartans’ East Region final press conference. Understandable mistake.
Travis Trice scored a game-high 24 points to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in a Sweet 16 matchup. Here’s BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction. The star: Travis Trice continues to excel in March, leading all scorers with 24 points to help Tom Izzo reach his ninth Elite Eight. Trice hit 7-of-14 shots (4-of-9 from 3-point range). He also added three rebounds and two assists, while hitting all six of his free throws. And four of those came down the stretch to help ice the victory for Michigan State. Quick nod to Denzel Valentine, who