- Dave Dye concurs with the community here that the win over Bradley was big for MSU’s chances at success down the stretch.
- Grant Wahl likes six Big Ten teams’ chances of making the Big Dance: MSU, IU, OSU, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Purdue. He also notes that future MSU opponent Texas, despite the loss of Mr. Durant, has the two most impressive wins in college basketball to date: vs. Tennessee on a neutral court and at UCLA. Should be a great game at the Palace on the 22nd.
Beyond that, I’m taking the night off. Let’s try to get some reader feedback going. Here’s a question to get the ball rolling:
Izzo has established a national reputation for scheduling tough nonconference games. What are the most memorable nonconference games MSU has played during his tenure?
The one that jumps to mind for me is the game we played against Florida in 2000 after beating them for the national title the previous season. My wife and I were in the upper-deck student section at Breslin. The crowd was absolutely deafening before the game and ominously chanted “Teddy, Teddy” every time Dupay touched the ball throughout the game. Dupay actually seemed to thrive off it and put up 17 points, but MSU prevailed 99-83.
Your turn. Take us on a trip down memory lane.