Connecticut’s run to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship was nothing short of spectacular. Plus…they covered the spread every game!
The state of Michigan had a rough day on Sunday. Both the Spartans and Wolverines fell in the Elite Eight.
Faith fills in for Fino as the rest of the gang shares their thoughts on MSU’s heartbreaking defeat to No.7 UConn at Madison Square Garden.
Nothing came easy for MSU Friday night as they upset No. 1 University of Virginia, 61-59, in one of the Spartans’ hardest fought victories of the year.
Tom Izzo’s team lost the turnover and rebounding battles, but managed to pull out a win thanks in large part to Branden Dawson who recorded a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Madison Square Garden will be rocking Friday night when two of college basketball’s hottest teams face off for a bid to the Elite Eight.
No. 1 Virginia cruised through their first two games of the tournament, beating No. 16 Coastal Carolina and No. 8 Memphis by a combined 29 points. The Cavaliers earned the No. 1 seed by beating Duke in the ACC Tournament and have one of the best defenses in the nation.
It’s not often that Michigan State plays a non-conference game in the middle of the Big Ten season. It is even more rare when the Spartans lose away from the Breslin Center.
Both of those things happened Saturday afternoon as Georgetown defeated Michigan State 64-60 at Madison Square Garden. Georgetown had lost five straight going into Saturday’s game.
Two storied programs will matchup at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The Michigan State Spartans (19-2, 8-1) and the Georgetown Hoyas (11-9, 3-6) will meet for an inter-conference battle.
Michigan State is coming off an overtime road win at Iowa. The Spartans are still undefeated away from the Breslin Center.
Though neither team had scored by the end of the second period Thursday night, the Madison Square Garden matchup never seemed dry. Henrik Lundqvist of New York and Jimmy Howard of Detroit both put up great numbers and showcased some of their best work all season.
Jimmy Howard had a 3.93 GAA and an .864 save percentage in the month of December, posting zero notches in the win column and receiving two regulation losses and one overtime loss in three games. After his numbers continued to increase, Howard found himself on the bench for more than just poor play. The starting goaltender suffered a sprained MCL in mid-December, sidelining him until right before the Winter Classic.