Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Michigan State, take 2.

Michigan State Spartans
Current record: 23-5 (13-3)
Current RPI: 4
Current Sagarin: 6
Current Pomeroy: 12
2007-08 record: 27-9, 12-6 (lost to Memphis in NCAA Sweet 16)
2007-08 RPI: 13
2007-08 Sagarin: 15
2007-08 Pomeroy: 15
Series: IU leads 65-45
Last Michigan State win: 2/7/2009 (75-47 in East Lansing)
Last IU win: 2/16/2008 (80-61 in Bloomington)
Last MSU win in Bloomington: 2/8/2003 (67-62)
TV: 7 pm Tuesday, ESPN

I'm not going to say much about the game. MSU is one of the best teams in the country. IU has clinched 11th place in the conference. The Spartans, with one win in their next two games, can clinch their first outright Big Ten title since 1999 and have already clinched a share of the title. Still, although MSU is the most successful Big Ten program of the last 15 years, the Spartans have struggled in Bloomington. Tom Izzo is only 2-9 in Bloomington and hasn't won at Assembly Hall in six years. The Spartans are highly favored to win the game, but I suppose we can always hope for some senior night magic. MSU, as always, is excellent on the boards on both ends of the court. That's it. IU should lose, but we can hope that the team finds a way to compete in the final home game of the season.

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T-Mill said...

Come on guys, we need the miracle...

John M said...

A win on senior night, plus watching MSU string you guys along for a few more days before bringing down the hammer in EL. Works for me.