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    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Never Bet Against Michigan State

    If the tournament this year has taught me anything, it's reminded me to NEVER bet against Michigan State, and that truly anything can happen.

    Yet again, Tom Izzo has taken a Michigan State team with a middling record, and had them peak at the right time - "overperforming" in the tournament and making the Sweet 16 for something like 7 out of 8 years.
    This will be Michigan State's fourth straight appearance in the Sweet 16 and its 11th since 2000.
     To see the second point, one needs look no further than #5 Utah. If Utah makes the finals (granted, that's a long shot), and Michigan State defeats Oklahoma, then my son, currently DEAD LAST in our 16-bracket pool, will win the whole thing - even if Kentucky wins the tournament (whom over half of pools picked to do so). Crazy.

    So, watch the games tonight. A loss by Gonzaga or Duke weeds a lot of brackets out. Fun times.

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