Spartan Hoopla: Is Michigan State Really an Underdog in the Sweet 16?

Posted by adam biggers on March-22-2010 Add Comments

How could a team with the tradition, respect, and track record of Michigan State be an underdog to the Missouri Valley Conference's Northern Iowa Panthers?

Michigan State did garner a share of the Big Ten Championship this season. The Spartans have also been known to switch into high-gear in March—five Final Four appearances since 1999 should be enough warning.

And now that Kalin Lucas is more than doubtful to return in the postseason due to an Achilles' (heel) injury, the reports of the Spartans' demise are seemingly rolling in by the truck full.

Tom Izzo has made his coaching reputation in March, and yet, the Panthers have been picked by many experts to upset the mighty Spartans.

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