The Final Four is Not on the Schedule

A podcast devoted to Michigan State basketball with detailed game day analysis, post game reactions, recruiting news, and more for the serious and casual MSU fan. Your one stop show for all things MSU hoops.

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March 23, 2023: In what will be remembered for a long time for both schools, Michigan State fell to Kansas State in the Sweet 16 behind an historic performance by Wildcat point guard Markquis Nowell who finished the game with 20 points and 19 assists. His assist total was an NCAA tournament record` and provided the Wildcats with just enough to defeat the Spartans in an exciting back and forth game.

MSU found its 3 point stroke which had been missing in the first two games of the tournament shooting 52% (13-25) but it just wasn’t enough to overcome Nowell and his orchestration on offense. The Wildcats had 10 steals leading to a surprising 13-5 TO margin in Kansas St.’s advantage which effectively more than neutralized MSU’s advantage on the offensive glass.

Although the season ended short of the Final Four, a trip out of the first weekend into the Sweet 16 is definitely a good ending to a season that was a struggle with injuries and inconsistencies. Perhaps it will be a building block they can use for next year. Now we await decisions from a few players to see whether they will move on or return to the team for another season.

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Meet Eric & Rod

Rod: Rod is a lifelong Spartan fan. His first game was at Jenison Fieldhouse in 1978, watching Earvin Johnson and Co. beat Ohio State.

Eric: Eric is also a lifelong Spartans fan and remembers going to games at Jenison fieldhouse before there was a 3 point line. He is a physician and season ticket holder and resides in West Michigan with his family.

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