It is absolutely the wildest time of our sports year. Nothing is like March Madness when the NCAA tournament begins because for the past 16 years, Michigan State has been prominent in the field. MSU always expects big things at the end of March whether they win or get beat. It's hard to tell how the tourney will play out this year just because the field seems so wide open.
I'd feel better about MSU's chances had the Spartans looked better in the Big Ten tournament. But they're excited as usual and I figure they'll get past Valparaiso and Memphis. When you get to Sweet 16 time that usually separates the pretenders from the contenders. MSU may face Duke and Louisville to get to the Final Four in Atlanta, no easy task of course. But that's down the road and first up is a dangerous 14 seed in Valparaiso and MSU needs to get some confidence right off the bat. Enjoy the tournament because things quiet down considerably in April, right?