Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball

The Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball Staff represents Michigan State University (MSU) and compete at the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I College basketball.

Their home games are played at the Breslin Student Events Center. Tom Izzo has been the head coach since 1995. The Spartans have won two NCAA championships and 15 Big Ten Seminar. Their two National Championships came from also the 2000 NCAA Tournament and the 1979 NCAA Tournament. The 1979 National Championship Game was the most watched college basketball game in history, together with 35.11 million tv viewers. [2] The 1979 National Championship team has been coached by Jud Heathcote and comprised championship MVP Magic Johnson, Greg Kelser and Jay Vincent. The Spartans defeated the previously unbeaten Indiana State Sycamores. The 2000 National Championship team defeated the Florida Gators men’s basketball team . The team has been coached by Tom Izzo and headed by players Jason Richardson, Charlie Bell, Morris Peterson and championship MVP Mateen Cleaves.
The Spartans have engaged in 33 NCAA tournaments and in 22 consecutive NCAA tournaments (1998–2019), the fourth-longest series ever and third-longest active streak in college basketball, supporting Kansas (29) and Duke (23). [3] Michigan State has the sixth most all-time Final Four appearances with ten (1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2019). The program is also ninth all-time in NCAA tournament winning percentage (.677, through 2018).

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