Sunday, March 28, 2010
Elite Wasn't Enough...
Wow. What a run.
For the second straight year, the Michigan State University Spartans are going to the Final Four.
This might be the most impressive run that I've seen the Spartans make, and I've now watched them go to the Final Four SIX times in the last 12 years.
This one just seems a bit more special. The games have been VERY close. Four wins by a total of 13 points.
70-67 over New Mexico.
85-83 over Maryland. That one came with an extra does of drama...a game winning three pointer as time expired.
59-52 over Northern Iowa. That one was a lot closer than that 7 point margin.
70-69 over Tennessee in an epic game that came down to the last second.
Keep in mind that these wins have come with their Floor General and best player, Kalin Lucas, sidelined with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Delvon Roe is playing with a torn MCL. Chris Allen is playing with a hobbled foot.
All of this...and they have still managed to make it back to the Final Four.
Indianapolis has been good to the Spartans in the past...let's hope it's good to them next weekend.
Posted by Gimpdiggity at 10:51 PM