NCAA Tournament March Madness

#25 Michigan St

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Projected seed: 10

The Spartans' resume is a mixed bag with some quality wins, highlighted notably by their surprising rout of Baylor, along with competitive games against powerhouse teams like Duke, Arizona, and a close call with Purdue that speaks volumes about their potential to hang with elite competition. However, losses to James Madison and Nebraska, along with other stumbles against teams they should have had the upper hand on, present concerns. Their defense is clearly the team's backbone, ranking among the nation's best, and if it can hold firm, they will be tough outs in the tournament. Offensively, they've been less convincing, and finding a consistent scoring rhythm could make or break their postseason run. Their remaining games against Northwestern and Indiana provide valuable opportunities to solidify their tournament status with convincing performances, but slip-ups could push them into precarious bubble territory.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6James Madison52L79-76
11/9Southern Indiana335W74-51
11/14(N)Duke8L74-65
11/17Butler74W74-54
11/19Alcorn St281W81-49
11/23(N)Arizona4L74-68
11/28Ga Southern289W86-55
12/5Wisconsin24L70-57
12/10@Nebraska30L77-70
12/16(N)Baylor17W88-64
12/18Oakland142W79-62
12/21Stony Brook172W99-55
12/30Indiana St33W87-75
1/4Penn St95W92-61
1/7@Northwestern26L88-74
1/11@Illinois9L71-68
1/14Rutgers83W73-55
1/18Minnesota70W76-66
1/21@Maryland56W61-59
1/26@Wisconsin24L81-66
1/30Michigan123W81-62
2/3Maryland56W63-54
2/6@Minnesota70L59-56
2/10Illinois9W88-80
2/14@Penn St95W80-72
2/17@Michigan123W73-63
2/20Iowa46L78-71
2/25Ohio St66L60-57
3/2@Purdue1L80-74
3/6Northwestern2662%
3/10@Indiana9658%