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.
Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky was the lone unanimous selection, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year D'Angelo Russell was one of two freshmen to earn honors.
Northwestern freshman guard Johnnie Vassar and Purdue sophomore guard Bryson Scott will transfer, the two programs announced Monday. Read about both transfers below: EVANSTON, Ill. – Freshman guard Johnnie Vassar will transfer from Northwestern University head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins announced today. “Johnnie let us know that he has chosen to pursue another university to continue his career,” Collins said. “We support his decision and enjoyed having him as a member of the program this season. He is a talented player with a bright future and we wish him nothing but the best in everything he does going forward.”
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.
Big Monday for the Big Ten. When commish Jim Delany went to bed last night, his league had two Final Four teams for the first time since 2005. (This after Ohio State won the football national title.) Wisconsin punched its second ticket in a row to the Final Four on Saturday with a win vs. Arizona. Up next: No. 1 Kentucky, which is chasing history with a 38-0 mark. The Wildcats beat the Badgers by one point in the Final Four last year. But Wisconsin could upset Kentucky this time around. How? Two reasons: Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky. ***
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.
Moments after Michigan State punched its ticket to the Final Four, giving the Big Ten two teams in the national semis, Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky tweeted to any critics of the Big Ten.
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.