Overated (clap clap clapclapclap)
Look at the brackets for the NCAAs Sweet 16 and you will find:
- Teams from the Missouri Confrence: 3
- Teams from the Big Twelve: 1
- Teams from the Big Ten: 0
While not necessarily indicative of the talent historically (Big Ten teams have regularly made it to the final four, sometimes two at a time), it is definitely indicative of how things went this year. Not Big Ten team was able to win on the
Maybe next year will see the Big Ten teams return to their usual form. Or maybe
That's right: The ever present Wolverines.
One of the reasons Spartan fans try to minimize the school to the southeast is simply because whenever that school has decided to pay attention to something, it has effortlessly bypassed MSU. It happened with football in 1968, it happened with Hockey in the late eighties, and it looks like it might happen with basketball, with UofM getting more mentions on the radio as being on (or near the) top of the Big Ten conference. While I hope it doesn't mean the end of Tom Izzo's tenure at MSU, it would appear he may have to work harder to keep the team competitive.