Players, trainers and coaches all packed up and loaded onto the charter bus taking them to the Capital City Airport. From there, they'd catch a flight to St. Louis for this weekend's Final Four semi-final against the University of North Carolina.
Coach Izzo - who's making his fourth trip to the FInal Four - says the only thing really different in this trip from the previous three are the players.
Fans we spoke to, however, see lots of differences. One fan says there's more senior leadership on this squad... more of a team effort rather than a few players. Fans also say the biggest differences are the teams expectations.
The last time the Spartan men were here, they were expected to at least make the Elite Eight. But, coming into this tourney as a number five seed... going against Duke and Kentucky and now UNC... the fans we spoke to say it's a great season regardless of how they do in St. Louis.