Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spartans win Big Ten championship

I have to admit I didn't give it much of a chance.

I didn't think Wisconsin could go into Columbus and defeat Ohio State. Alas, the Badgers did just that, clinching a share of one of the most unlikely Big Ten championships in MSU history. The Wisconsin win comes one day after Purdue won at Michigan, putting the Wolverines two games back of MSU.

The Spartans can win the title outright with a win in one of the final two games.

Coming into the season, it seemed like making the NCAA tournament would be considered a success for this MSU team. In the end, the Spartans could win an outright title and end up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. U-M's hopes actually got a boost, as they'll be rooting for MSU to lose its last two while the Wolverines try to win their last two games. There is a shot at a three-way tie. Only MSU controls its fate.

The championship is the seventh for Izzo, becoming the fifth Big Ten coach to accomplish that feat. It's also MSU's third Big Ten championship in four years. Draymond Green and Austin Thornton become the fourth MSU senior class to win three conference crowns. (2000, 01, 02).


  1. Hell yeah! I love this years team. That defense is capable of bringing back home a national title, where it belongs!

  2. We won B1G titles in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Wouldn't the 2001 Senior class have four B1G titles?

    1. Yes. Guess I should specify those are the classes to win AT LEAST three Big Ten championships.