Michigan State Loses to Connecticut in East Regional Final

By Vico on March 30, 2014 at 4:37p

Michigan State, a trendy pick to win the NCAA Tournament (and the President's projected winner) lost to Connecticut this afternoon in Madison Square Garden. The 70-64 defeat will prevent the Big Ten from possibly boasting three-fourths of the Final Four participants in North Texas. That much is also contingent on the upcoming Kentucky-Michigan game.

It also had the side effect of tarnishing Tom Izzo's legacy in a small but important way. Previously, Tom Izzo could boast having every senior class of his participate in at least one Final Four. The last Michigan State Final Four appearance was in 2010. With the loss to Connecticut, that claim is no longer correct. Izzo and Michigan State fans could adjust it to saying that every redshirt senior class has appeared in at least one Final Four for Michigan State, but that would depend on next year's tournament.


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jamesrbrown322's picture

If Izzo is ever going to leave, it is now. Cupboard will be pretty bare, assuming Harris leaves. Not a great recruiting class coming in next year either. But, things change rapidly in college basketball. Honestly I was really rooting for them. I think Izzo's a class act, and think, when healthy, MSU is still the most complete team in the country.

The just didn't play Stanford football.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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hspbuy1's picture

16 TO's, piss poor refs & 21-22 FT's made by UC = tough row to hoe.  & yet they still had a shot at 2 min. mark.

PS. Where was their inside game?


Chief B1G Dump's picture


Sparty No!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Obama's Bracket finally fell apart.............

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

There goes my champion.  Thanks Sparty for Sparting.  I'm not even going to bother checking my ranking in the bracket challenge because my bracket is dog shit.

Class of 2010.

Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Appling pulled a Shannon Scott at the end.

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