This has been a crazy college basketball season. There have been spectacular winning streaks and unbelievable upsets on a weekly basis.
There has been stellar play from freshmen Ben McLemore and Nerlens Noel and also the All-American presence of Doug McDermott.
And who can forget the buzzer beaters? Anything is possible on any given night.
However, in a day in age where it is all about championships, fans tend to forget the importance of the regular season.
Well, college basketball fans can thank the Big 10 conference in particular for reminding everyone that regular season title still matter.
The Wisconsin Badgers just beat the Michigan Wolverines on a half-court heave. The Wolverines recently got revenge on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Indiana Hoosiers downed the then No. 1 Wolverines. The Illinois Fighting Illini then beat the No. 1 Hoosiers…the hits just keep on coming.
And tonight the Michigan State Spartans trounced the Wolverines.
College basketball fans need to appreciate their teams and the grind of the regular season a little more. Spartan fans do.
It was a great atmosphere inEast Lansing, Mi. this evening.
This regular season is shaping up to the mid-1980’s when Bob Knight, Jud Heathcoate, Gene Keady patrolled the sidelines. Every game was important. Every game was a grind it out affair.
College basketball was meant to be played on cold February nights, where fans come support their teams because the games mean so much. There is no focus on seedings, rankings, etc. the importance is just about this singular game, period.
Winning conference tournaments are wonderful. National Championships are even more special but the regular season is what college basketball is really all about.
Cherish these rivalry games. They make the game what it is.
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