MSU a 2-pt favorite over UCLA The Enlightened Spartan: MSU a 2-pt favorite over UCLA

Monday, March 14, 2011

MSU a 2-pt favorite over UCLA

Spartans an early 2-point favorite over UCLA. Tipoff is 9:20 pm on TBS (that's Turner, not CBS). Love the commentary out of Pat Forde: "Michigan State (15). Why the Spartans are dangerous: They're always dangerous this time of year, and they showed it in routing Purdue at the Big Ten tournament. This has been the most inconsistent, dysfunctional and puzzling Tom Izzo team in quite a while, but it'sstill a Tom Izzo team. Pick against them at your peril."

Take the Spartans and then we're...

A potential second round matchup against University of Florida? LOVING IT.? Back in 2003, Florida was a No. 2 seed and was sent to Tampa to play in its home state. That same year, Michigan State had a disappointing campaign and was a No. 10 seed. The Spartans beat Temple in their first-round game and then got the Gators in the second round. What did we do? Tom Izzo’s team dominated in a 68-46 blowout victory over UF. Sparty also bested Florida in the national-title game in 2000. That's right. We got them Gators.