CLOSE GAMES COMING THE REMAINDER OF THE TOURNAMENT

     15 games remain in the men's NCAA basketball tournament and I'll bet not many, if any, are double digit victories.  The top 14 seeds are all still alive and Purdue and Arizona are the other two teams and they're both dangerous.  I think you'll see most if not all of these upcoming games decided down the stretch including Michigan State.

     The Spartans are always hard for me to figure-- their top guys had rough games against USC, but Draymond Green and Travis Walton were superb and they managed to get MSU over the hump.  And this game was determined by a bounce here or there down the stretch after the score was tied 67-67.  USC must be kicking itself for letting this one get away.  MSU still has turnover issues and hasn't shot as well as it would like, but other teams haven't been shooting well against State either.

     Kansas seems different from the team that lost 75-62 in the Breslin Center back on January 7th. The Jayhawks are more mature and they have a payback mentality.  They have two red hot players in center Cole Aldrich and guard Sherron Collins and they won't have to beat State in Breslin this time-- no Izzone!  And Kansas will have plenty of fans in Indianapolis.  Like Tom Izzo said his team still has a long way to go, but the Spartans are still alive and that's all they can ask for and they have to have hope considering some of their players can show plenty of improvement in upcoming games.

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