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Michigan State Spartans
2016–17 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Michigan-State-logo-block-s.svg
University Michigan State University
Conference Big Ten
Location East Lansing, MI
Head coach Tom Izzo (22nd year)
Arena Breslin Center
(Capacity: 14,797)
Nickname Spartans
Student section Izzone
Colors Green and White[1]
         
NCAA Tournament champions
1979, 2000
NCAA Tournament runner-up
2009
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1978, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference tournament champions
1999, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2016
Conference regular season champions
1957, 1959, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2012

The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and competes in the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I College basketball. Their home games are played at the Breslin Student Events Center. Tom Izzo has been the head coach since 1995. The Spartans have won two NCAA championships and 13 Big Ten Conference Championships. Their two National Championships came in the 1979 NCAA Tournament and the 2000 NCAA Tournament. The 1979 National Championship Game was the most watched college basketball game in history, with 35.11 million television viewers.[2] The 1979 National Championship team was coached by Jud Heathcote and included tournament MVP Magic Johnson, Greg Kelser and Jay Vincent. The Spartans defeated the previously unbeaten Indiana State Sycamores, led by future Hall of Famer Larry Bird. The 2000 National Championship team defeated the Florida Gators in the final. The team was coached by Tom Izzo and led by players Morris Peterson, Charlie Bell, Jason Richardson and tournament MVP Mateen Cleaves.

The Spartans have participated in 30 NCAA tournaments and in 19 consecutive NCAA tournaments (1998–2016), which is the third longest active streak in college basketball, behind Kansas (27) and Duke (21). Michigan State has the eighth most all-time Final Four appearances with nine (1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2015). The program is also ninth all-time in NCAA tournament winning percentage (.685).

Coaches[edit]

Three Michigan State coaches have been inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. They are Pete Newell (Class of 2006), Jud Heathcote (Class of 2009), and Tom Izzo (Class of 2016). Since 1976, the Spartans have had only two head basketball coaches, Heathcote and Izzo. Heathcote (1976–1995) coached the Spartans for 19 seasons before retiring following the 1994–95 season. His hand-picked successor, Izzo, an assistant with MSU since 1983, is now in his 22nd year as head coach of the Spartans.

On November 28, 2009, Izzo passed Heathcote's mark of 340 career wins by beating UMass 106-68.[3] Izzo now leads all MSU basketball coaches in wins with 524 through the 2015–16 season.[4][5]

Of all MSU coaches who have headed the Spartans basketball squad in at least a dozen games, Izzo is second in winning percentage and no MSU coach tops him since 1910. Former coach George E. Denman won all 11 games he coached between 1901–03 and Chester L. Brewer won 70 of 95 games from 1903 to 1910.[4]

Overall Conference
Name Years Record Pct. Record Pct. Note
None established 1898–99 0–2 .000
Charles O. Bemies 1899–1901 5–2 .714 Michigan State's first basketball coach.
George E. Denman 1901–03 11–0 1.000 Michigan State's only undefeated basketball coach.
Chester L. Brewer 1903–10 70–25 .737
John F. Macklin 1910–16 48–38 .558
George E. Gauthier 1916–20 47–39 .547
Lyman L. Frimodig 1920–22 24–21 .533
Fred H. Walker 1922–24 20–19 .513
John H. Kobs 1924–26 11–26 .297
Benjamin F. VanAlstyne 1926–49 231–163 .586 Avg. final score increased from 28 to 46 during his tenure[6]
Alton S. Kircher 1949–50 4–18 .182
Peter F. Newell 1950–54 45–42 .517 26–34 .433 Went on to win the 1959 NCAA tournament as head coach at Cal; coached the U.S. to the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Forrest A. Anderson 1954–65 125–124 .502 69–85 .448 Guided Michigan State to its first Final Four and NCAA appearance in 1957; 2 NCAA Appearances; 2 Conference Championships
John E. Benington 1965–69 54–38 .587 32–24 .571 Conference Championship in 1967
Gus G. Ganakas 1969–76 89–84 .514 49–57 .462
Jud Heathcote 1976–95 340–220 .607 181–161 .529 1979 NCAA Champs; 9 NCAA Appearances; 3 Conference Championships
Tom Izzo 1995–Present 524–205 .719 246–111 .689 2000 NCAA Champs, 2009 National Runner up, 7 Final Four appearances; 19 straight NCAA Tournament Appearances; 7 Conference Championships; 5 Conference Tournament Championships
Total 1635–1065 .606 603–472 .561 2 NCAA Tournament Championships, 9 Final Fours, 30 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 13 Conference Championships, 5 Conference Tournament Championships

Jud Heathcote era (1976–1995)[edit]

Jud Heathcote led the Spartans to the 1979 national championship and coached one of the game's all-time greats, Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Heathcote succeeded Gus Ganakas, who is currently an MSU basketball radio announcer, as coach in 1976. Heathcote stepped down in 1995 with nine NCAA appearances, three Big Ten championships and three NIT appearances.

Results by season under Heathcote:[4]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Michigan State (Big Ten Conference) (1976–1995)
1976–77 Michigan State 12–15 9–9 6th
1977–78 Michigan State 25–5 15–3 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1978–79 Michigan State 26–6 13–5 1st NCAA Champions
1979–80 Michigan State 12–15 6–12 9th
1980–81 Michigan State 13–14 7–11 8th
1981–82 Michigan State 11–17 6–12 T-7th
1982–83 Michigan State 17–13 9–9 T-6th NIT Second Round
1983–84 Michigan State 16–12 9–9 5th
1984–85 Michigan State 19–10 10–8 T-5th NCAA First Round
1985–86 Michigan State 23–8 12–6 3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1986–87 Michigan State 11–17 6–12 7th
1987–88 Michigan State 10–18 5–13 8th
1988–89 Michigan State 18–15 6–12 T-8th NIT Final Four
1989–90 Michigan State 28–6 15–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1990–91 Michigan State 19–11 11–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
1991–92 Michigan State 22–8 11–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
1992–93 Michigan State 15–13 7–11 T-8th NIT First Round
1993–94 Michigan State 20–12 10–8 T-4th NCAA Second Round
1994–95 Michigan State 22–6 14–4 2nd NCAA First Round
Michigan St.: 340–220 (.607) 181–161 (.529)
Total: 340–220 (.607)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Tom Izzo era (1995–present)[edit]

Since 1995, the team has been coached by Tom Izzo, who has an overall record of 524–205 as the head coach at Michigan State. Izzo coached the Spartans to their second national championship in 2000 with an 89–76 victory over Florida. Izzo has guided the Spartans to seven NCAA Final Fours since 1999, an accomplishment unmatched by any other college basketball program during that span. Izzo has never had a losing season at MSU and has also appeared in a postseason tournament every year he has headed the MSU basketball program: two years in the NIT and 19 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament. His teams have won seven Big Ten Regular Season Championships and four Big Ten Tournament Championships and have reached the Sweet Sixteen 13 times, the Elite Eight nine times, the Final Four seven times, and played in two NCAA Championship games.

On April 4, 2016, Izzo was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[7]

Izzo has received numerous awards including the 1998 Associated Press National Coach of the Year, the 1998 Basketball News National Coach of the Year, the 1998 United States Basketball Writers Association Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award (1998), three-time Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year (1998, 2009, 2012), the 1998 Basketball Times Mideast Coach of the Year, the 1999 Basketball News Coach of the Year Award, two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year Award (2001, 2012) and the 2005 Clair Bee Award.[8]

Izzo also helped his assistants secure head coaching jobs across the basketball world. Two current Division I head coaches served as assistants under Izzo: Tom Crean at Indiana, and Mark Montgomery at Northern Illinois. Current Izzo assistant coach Mike Garland spent three seasons as head coach at Cleveland State following an initial seven-year stint at MSU. Former assistant Stan Heath was head coach at Kent State, Arkansas, and South Florida.[9] Doug Wojcik was the head coach at Tulsa[10] and College of Charleston.[11] Former assistant Brian Gregory coached for Dayton and Georgia Tech.

Results by season under Izzo:[12]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Michigan State (Big Ten Conference) (1995–Current)
1995–96 Michigan State 16–16 9–9 7th NIT Second Round
1996–97 Michigan State 17–12 9–9 T–6th NIT Second Round
1997–98 Michigan State 22–8 13–3 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1998–99 Michigan State 33–5 15–1 1st NCAA Final Four
1999–00 Michigan State 32–7 13–3 T–1st NCAA Champions
2000–01 Michigan State 28–5 13–3 T–1st NCAA Final Four
2001–02 Michigan State 19–12 10–6 5th NCAA First Round
2002–03 Michigan State 22–13 10–6 T–3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2003–04 Michigan State 18–12 12–4 T–2nd NCAA First Round
2004–05 Michigan State 26–7 13–3 2nd NCAA Final Four
2005–06 Michigan State 22–12 8–8 T–6th NCAA First Round
2006–07 Michigan State 23–12 8–8 T–7th NCAA Second Round
2007–08 Michigan State 27–9 12–6 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2008–09 Michigan State 31–7 15–3 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2009–10 Michigan State 28–9 14–4 T–1st NCAA Final Four
2010–11 Michigan State 19–15 9–9 T–4th NCAA Second Round
2011–12 Michigan State 29–8 13–5 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2012–13 Michigan State 27–9 13–5 T–2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2013–14 Michigan State 29–9 12–6 T–2nd NCAA Elite Eight
2014–15 Michigan State 27–12 12–6 T–3rd NCAA Final Four
2015–16 Michigan State 29–6 13–5 2nd NCAA First Round
Michigan State: 524–205 (.719) 246–111 (.689)
Total: 524–205 (.719)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Michigan State Spartans retired numbers
No. Player Position Tenure
4 Scott Skiles PG 1982–86
12 Mateen Cleaves G 1996–2000
21 Steve Smith SG 1987–91
24 Johnny Green SF 1955–58
Shawn Respert PG 1991–95
31 Jay Vincent SF 1978–81
32 Greg Kelser SF 1976–79
33 Magic Johnson PG 1977–79
42 Morris Peterson SG, SF 1995–2000
- Jud Heathcote Head Coach 1976–95

NBA Players[edit]

Spartans formerly or currently in the NBA include Maurice Ager, Alan Anderson, Keith Appling, Charlie Bell, Shannon Brown, Mateen Cleaves, Paul Davis, Branden Dawson, Terry Furlow, Jamie Feick, Draymond Green, Johnny Green, Gary Harris, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Greg Kelser, Kalin Lucas, Adreian Payne, Mike Peplowski, Morris Peterson, Zach Randolph, Shawn Respert, Jason Richardson, Scott Skiles, Steve Smith, Eric Snow, Sam Vincent, Jay Vincent, and Kevin Willis.

Postseason history[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in 30 NCAA basketball tournaments, with a current streak of 19 straight years, with two NCAA basketball national championships. They also count nine Final Fours and sport a 63–29 all-time NCAA tournament record.

National championships[edit]

1979 NCAA Tournament Results[13]
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 Bye
Round #2 #10 Lamar 95–64
Sweet 16 #3 LSU 87–71
Elite 8 #1 Notre Dame 80–68
Final 4 #9 Penn 101–67
Championship #1 Indiana State 75–64
2000 NCAA Tournament Results[14]
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 #16 Valparaiso 65–38
Round #2 #8 Utah 73–61
Sweet 16 #4 Syracuse 75–58
Elite 8 #2 Iowa State 75–64
Final 4 #8 Wisconsin 53–41
Championship #5 Florida 89–76

Complete NCAA tournament results[edit]

Year Seed Round Opponent Results
1957 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Notre Dame
Kentucky
North Carolina
San Francisco
W 85–83
W 80–68
L 70–74 3OT
L 60–67
1959 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Marquette
Louisville
W 74–69
L 81–88
1978 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Providence
WKU
Kentucky
W 77–63
W 90–69
L 49–52
1979 #2 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
#10 Lamar
#3 LSU
#1 Notre Dame
#9 Penn
#1 Indiana State
W 95–64
W 87–71
W 80–68
W 101–67
W 75–64
1985 #10 First Round #7 UAB L 68–70
1986 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Washington
#4 Georgetown
#1 Kansas
W 72–70
W 80–68
L 86–96 OT
1990 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Murray State
#9 UC Santa Barbara
#4 Georgia Tech
W 75–71 OT
W 62–58
L 80–81 OT
1991 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Green Bay
#4 Utah
W 60–58
L 84–85 2OT
1992 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 SW Missouri State
#4 Cincinnati
W 61–54
L 65–77
1994 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Seton Hall
#2 Duke
W 84–73
L 74–85
1995 #3 First Round #14 Weber State L 72–79
1998 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Eastern Michigan
#5 Princeton
#1 North Carolina
W 83–71
W 63–56
L 58–73
1999 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Mount St. Mary's
#9 Ole Miss
#13 Oklahoma
#3 Kentucky
#1 Duke
W 76–53
W 74–66
W 54–46
W 73–66
L 62–68
2000 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
#16 Valparaiso
#8 Utah
#4 Syracuse
#2 Iowa State
#8 Wisconsin
#5 Florida
W 65–38
W 73–61
W 75–58
W 75–64
W 53–41
W 89–76
2001 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Alabama State
#9 Fresno State
#12 Gonzaga
#11 Temple
#2 Arizona
W 69–35
W 81–65
W 77–62
W 69–62
L 61–80
2002 #10 First Round #7 NC State L 58–69
2003 #7 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#10 Colorado
#2 Florida
#6 Maryland
#1 Texas
W 79–64
W 68–46
W 60–58
L 76–85
2004 #7 First Round #10 Nevada L 66–72
2005 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#12 Old Dominion
#13 Vermont
#1 Duke
#2 Kentucky
#1 North Carolina
W 89–81
W 72–61
W 78–68
W 94–88 2OT
L 71–87
2006 #6 First Round #11 George Mason L 65–75
2007 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Marquette
#1 North Carolina
W 61–49
L 67–81
2008 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Temple
#4 Pittsburgh
#1 Memphis
W 72–61
W 65–54
L 74–92
2009 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
#15 Robert Morris
#10 USC
#3 Kansas
#1 Louisville
#1 Connecticut
#1 North Carolina
W 77–62
W 74–69
W 67–62
W 64–52
W 82–73
L 72–89
2010 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#12 New Mexico State
#4 Maryland
#9 Northern Iowa
#6 Tennessee
#5 Butler
W 70–67
W 85–83
W 59–52
W 70–69
L 50–52
2011 #10 Second Round #7 UCLA L 65–73
2012 #1 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Long Island
#9 Saint Louis
#4 Louisville
W 89–67
W 65–61
L 44–57
2013 #3 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Valparaiso
#6 Memphis
#2 Duke
W 65–54
W 70–48
L 61–71
2014 #4 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#13 Delaware
#12 Harvard
#1 Virginia
#7 Connecticut
W 93–78
W 80–73
W 61–59
L 54–60
2015 #7 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#10 Georgia
#2 Virginia
#3 Oklahoma
#4 Louisville
#1 Duke
W 70–63
W 60–54
W 62–58
W 76–70 OT
L 61–81
2016 #2 First Round #15 Middle Tennessee L 81–90

NCAA Tournament history & seeds[edit]

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years '79 '85 '86 '90 '91 '92 '94 '95 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16
Seeds 2 10 5 1 5 5 7 3 4 1 1 1 10 7 7 5 6 9 5 2 5 10 1 3 4 7 2

Prior to seeding MSU appeared in the 1957, 1959, and 1978 NCAA Tournaments.[15]

NIT results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) five times. Their combined record is 6–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1983 First Round
Second Round
Bowling Green
Fresno State
W 72–71
L 58–72
1989 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Kent State
Wichita State
Villanova
Saint Louis
UAB
W 83–69
W 79–67
W 70–63
L 64–74
L 76–78
1993 First Round Oklahoma L 86–88
1996 First Round
Second Round
Washington
Fresno State
W 64–50
L 70–80
1997 First Round
Second Round
George Washington
Florida State
W 65–50
L 63–68

Uniforms[edit]

Tom Izzo's teams have worn many different styles of uniforms during his eighteen years at Michigan State. Nike, Inc. started making jerseys for the team at the start of the 2000-01 season.

The current home jersey, introduced as part of a rebranding effort by the athletic department in April 2010, is white with green uniform numbers and a green custom font "SPARTANS" across the chest.[16] The road jersey is green with white uniform numbers and a white custom font "SPARTANS" across the chest.[16] The Spartans do not currently wear an official alternate uniform but the team has worn a silver alternate, a 1979 throwback, and a MAC (Michigan Agricultural College) uniform in the past. The team also wore specially-made camouflage jerseys for the 2011 Carrier Classic, played on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier against North Carolina. Beginning in the 2014–15 season, the Spartans frequently wore their 1979 throwback jerseys as their home uniform. On January 23, 2016, MSU wore specially designed "Mean Green" uniforms.[17]

Home court[edit]

The Spartans play home games at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on campus in East Lansing, Michigan. The arena is commonly referred to as "Breslin" and "the Bres", and was opened in 1989. It is named for Jacweir "Jack" Breslin, an MSU alumnus, former athlete and administrator, who first began pushing for the arena in 1969. Its capacity is 14,797 seats, and the stadium superseded Jenison Fieldhouse. The arena is currently undergoing a $50 million renovation to improve the visitor experience and to create a Michigan State University Basketball Hall of History.[18]

The arena's current basketball court is the same floor where the Spartans won the 2000 NCAA Tournament, which was at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The school purchased the floor from the NCAA and Final Four floor installer Horner Flooring after the title game. A plaque was installed on the baseline near the Michigan State tunnel to commemorate the floor's role in the school's history.[19]

The Breslin Center is home to the Izzone, a large student section named after Coach Izzo, the basketball team's head coach since 1995. The student section had been named Spartan Spirits and Jud's Jungle prior to Izzo's prominence at the school. The Izzone routinely gets mentioned in discussions of the nation's top student fan sections, and in 2006 was ranked as the 4th best in the country.[20] The section helped cheer the Spartans to a 53-game home win streak between 1998 and 2002 and also a 28-game winning streak from 2007 and 2009.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Palette–The MSU Brand". Michigan State University. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  2. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=ycn-8046136
  3. ^ "In brief: Izzo passes Heathcote for Spartan record". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  4. ^ a b c Michigan State Michigan State University Spartans, Official Athletic Site - Michigan State
  5. ^ "Tom Izzo Coaching Record | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  6. ^ Seibold, Jack (October 1, 2003). The Spartan Sports Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 978-1-58261-219-5. 
  7. ^ "'It's surreal': MSU's Izzo makes Hall of Fame". Detroit News. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  8. ^ Basketball Returns To Action Against The Citadel :: Spartans look for third victory in five days
  9. ^ "Heath confirms firing from USF coaching job". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Tulsa ousts coach Wojcik citing declining sales". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Charleston pays Wojcik $400K in settlement". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  12. ^ "Tom Izzo Coaching Record | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  13. ^ 2008 College Basketball Tournament Brackets - CBSSports.com
  14. ^ 2008 College Basketball Tournament Brackets - CBSSports.com
  15. ^ NCAA Basketball - CBSSports.com
  16. ^ a b Photo Gallery
  17. ^ "MSU to wear 'Mean Green' uniforms vs. Maryland". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  18. ^ "MSU board approves renovation, expansion of Breslin Center - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". www.msuspartans.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  19. ^ Ramsey, Ethan (2005-03-29). "Champs given shot to purchase Final Four court". The Daily Orange. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  20. ^ "SI.com - Best Student Sections - Feb 22, 2006". CNN. February 22, 2006. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  21. ^ ESPN - Michigan State vs. Wisconsin - Recap - January 16, 2005

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