February 14th, 2017

Never count out a Tom Izzo team. That was the lesson in 2015 when the Spartans stunningly reached the Final Four as a No. 7 seed. But that ending was offset by last year’s team, as a No. 2 seed, getting shocked by Middle Tennessee State in the first round in one of Izzo’s most talented groups. This year’s team (15-10, 7-5) is young and the growing pains have shown all season long, but most notably in an ugly loss to Northeastern on Dec. 18 without leading scorer Miles Bridges.

Source: USA Today