March 13th, 2018

he words Middle and Tennessee put together still cause Michigan State fans to cringe nearly two years later. But in speaking about his team’s opponent in its 2018 NCAA Tournament opener, Bucknell, Tom Izzo didn’t hesitate in referencing the team that dealt his 2016 squad a shocking first-round tournament upset. “I look at them and they’re as good or better than Middle Tennessee,” Izzo said of Bucknell during a Tuesday press conference at Breslin Center.