IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF WHICH GAME FOR MSU

     The only question is-- will Tom Izzo's team clinch the outright Big Ten title at home or away?  It could be at Indiana before the Spartans home finale against Purdue.  By the end, the Boilermakers likely will be playing a game that has no bearing on the championship.  Other Michigan State teams have been very good since 2001 when the Spartans last won a league title.  No matter what happens from here on out, these 20-4 MSU Spartans will have made a name for themselves.  Winning a league title is never easy and remember MSU gave away two home games to lesser foes in Northwestern and Penn State, both of whom have had almost no success in the Breslin Center whatsoever.

    What is a bit amazing is that star forward Raymar Morgan has played little role the past few weeks.  If he ever comes back fully healthy, then this team is just that much better.  Clearly numerous players are contributing and I'm impressed lately with freshman forward Delvon Roe.  Quietly he just keeps improving and playing well.  I don't know if this is a Final Four team-- a lot of good things would have to happen to win four NCAA tournament games and get to Ford Field-- and Roe will be needed I would think for such a run.  But Michigan State is probably in a group of teams that can legitimately dream of a title run in March and April.

     I just don't see any other Big Ten team that can consistently win on the road and I felt that way all season long.  Everyone behind State in the standings will just keep on piling up losses so even an MSU loss or two probably won't mean much in terms of winning the league title the rest of the way.

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