The Michigan State Spartans are hot once again. Tom Izzo has his team rolling and guess what? March is less than three weeks away.
The Spartans are 10-1 since their Big Ten opening loss against Minnesota on the road. Even more impressive, they are 4-2 against ranked teams this season with their most recent win against their hated rival, the Michigan Wolverines.
They didn’t just beat the Wolverines, they humiliated them. In one of the biggest games between the two rivals in series history– the first time both of the teams met as top-10 teams– the Spartans ran their rival from down the road out of the gym, 75-52.
Michigan State is easily a top-five team in the country and they proved it with their win over Michigan, the No. 4 team in the country.
Are they deserving of a No. 1 seed in the tournament come March?
It may be on the list of “way too early to tell”, but the Spartans right now are one of the toughest teams to beat in the country and every Big Ten team is looking at their schedule, hoping to see an absence of the team whose colors are green and white.
They are the top team in the Big Ten– the best conference in the country– tied with Indiana who squeaked by the Spartans at home, 75-70, and looked like the Spartans were a better team.
It may be too early to even make any comments about March. In the distance, I can hear Herm Edwards in the distance proclaiming the talk of playoffs this early as ridiculous– “Playoffs! Playoffs? Come on man!”.
Well, it had to be said with the way the Spartans are playing lately and the resume of Tom Izzo’s March teams may warrant such talks at this point in time.
Last season, Michigan State was a No. 1 seed in the big dance, while this year’s version may be even better. Something to think about.