Michigan–Michigan State Men'S Basketball Rivalry

The Spartans have appeared in seven championship games, only dropping the 2015 championship to Wisconsin. Michigan State has appeared within the quarterfinals of each Big Ten Tournament. For the complete season-by-season results, see Michigan State Spartans males’s basketball seasons.
They were led by Johnson and Greg Kelser. In 1979, the duo led the Spartans to a second consecutive Big Ten title and the NCAA National Championship. Who sang at the end of Moana marked the school’s first in basketball. Two years later, led by All-American Johnny Green, the Spartans cruised to a Big Ten Championship, winning the league by 4 video games. A win over Marquette in the 1959 NCAA Tournament put MSU within the Mideast regional finals towards Kentucky.
Izzo coached the Spartans to their second national championship in 2000 with an 89–76 victory over Florida. Izzo has turned Michigan State right into a perennial basketball powerhouse.
The win over Duke improved Izzo’s record to 2–eleven in opposition to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the Final Four, the Spartans were upset by Texas Tech, ending the school’s bid for a 3rd nationwide championship. Winston led the Spartans, averaging 18.eight points and 7.5 assists per sport. In 1966–sixty seven, MSU won its final four games to say a share of the Big Ten Championship.
The Spartans lost and fell one sport in need of one other journey to the Final Four. Winston averaged 18.eight factors and seven.5 assists as a junior, main the Spartans to Big Ten common-season and event titles and to the Final Four for the eighth time under head coach Tom Izzo.