Michigan State Basketball: Did they deserve to get in? | isportsweb

A look at some reasons the Spartans deserved to get into the NCAA tournament, even with 14 losses. There are those who say that the Spartans got in the dance on reputation and not on merit. Too many losses and no signature win on the resume.

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Sharp: Michigan State should switch divisions to balance Big Ten

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Source: Sharp: Michigan State should switch divisions to balance Big Ten

sbn-b1gThere has been some talk of re-aligning the Big 10’s conference divisions for football for better balance. Consider this, the East division is top loaded with Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Penn State, while the West division’s top teams are Iowa and Wisconsin. This is clearly an imbalance. It was presumed that Nebraska would add balance when they were admitted in the Big 10, but that hasn’t happened. Looking at the map, geographically, the switch would be to move Purdue to the East and Michigan State to the West. This probably wouldn’t happen because it makes too much sense. This season, Iowa looks like it will run the table in the West without any opposition unless they do a major choke job. ┬áIn the East, it could be a dog fight not only this year, but in years to come with the four teams previously mentioned.

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Who ya got? National analysts pick Michigan vs. MSU

Analysts across the nation are pretty much split on that question, but most agree it’s going to be a close one Saturday in Ann Arbor (3:30 p.m., ESPN).

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Even though Michigan has been the most impressive of the two teams up to this point, both teams will be playing the best opponent they have faced all season. If anyone who has watched MSU during the Mark Dantonio era knows that being the underdog has played to their advantage. Playing with a chip on their shoulder is just the way they like it. I think the Spartans, though banged up, will play their best game of the season. The U of M game is one that has been a marked game for the Spartans under Dantonio.