CONGRATULATIONS MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS!
I realize this has nothing to do with politics, but if any of you have read the ‘About‘ section on this blog, you would know that I am a recent graduate of Michigan State University and a die-hard Spartan fan. Therefore, yesterday was an amazing day! We’re headed back to the Final Four for the second year in a row!
Lansing State Journal reports:
Before Kalin Lucas’ teammates lifted him to the rim for the last snip of the net, before the Spartans circled the perimeter of the Edward Jones Dome to slap hands with the fans in the stands, Raymar Morgan raised his arms and screamed with unusual volume and emotion:
“We’re gonna get there every year!”
He was talking about the Final Four, and sometimes it seems that way.
Thanks to Morgan’s winning free throw with 1.8 seconds left Sunday against Tennessee, Michigan State is returning to college basketball’s crowning weekend – for the second straight season and the sixth out of 12 under Tom Izzo.
No program has more Final Fours in that time. North Carolina, Duke and UCLA are the only others to do six in 12 years. And the 70-69 victory – Izzo’s sixth in seven Elite Eight opportunities – was start-to-finish drama much like the 2000 win over Iowa State and the 2005 win over Kentucky.
What a great weekend of basketball! The other three teams to make it to the Final Four are West Virginia, Duke, and Butler.
It looks like I may have to visit Indianapolis, IN for the weekend.
*UPDATE* – March 30, 2010 – 1:06 AM
Check out the highlights from Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers:
Awesome! Support a fellow Spartan today: