Michigan State

Michigan State

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Mascot: Spartans

Conference: Big Ten

Last Season: 20-15, NCAA Tournament Second Round


Overall record: 1,655-1,080 (.605)

National Championships: 2 (2000, 1979)

NCAA Final Four Appearances: 9

NCAA Tournament Appearances: 31

Conference Championships: 13

Conference Tournament Championships: 5

Head Coach: Tom Izzo

– Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 9, 2016
– Coached Michigan State to the 2000 NCAA National Championship, seven regular-season Big Ten Championships, five Big Ten Tournament titles, and earned eight National Coach of the Year awards
– Led the Spartans to a Big Ten-record 20 straight NCAA Tournament appearances
– Izzo’s 544 wins are fifth most by any coach in his first 22 seasons in the history of college basketball
– His NCAA Tournament winning percentage of .712 ranks fifth among all active coaches with at least 10 tournament games coached, and his 47 NCAA Tournament wins are the most ever for a Big Ten coach, and tied with John Wooden for seventh all-time
– His seven Final Four appearances rank tied for fifth all-time, tied for third among active coaches and first all-time among Big Ten coaches
– Under Izzo, Michigan State is 14-11 as the lower-seeded team in the NCAA Tournament, with the 14 wins standing as the most in NCAA Tournament history for any coach

Record vs. Victory Bracket teams

(dating back to 1949)

2-0 (Last meeting: Won 75-72; Nov. 28, 1995)
2-1 (Last meeting: Won 89-81; Nov. 30, 2003)
3-12 (Last meeting: Lost 65-79; Dec. 4, 2013)
6-3 (Last meeting: Won 62-58; March 27, 2015)
1-2 (Last meeting: Won 76-61; Dec. 29, 1988)
2-0 (Last meeting: Won 82-67; Nov. 18, 2013)
2-4 (Last meeting: Lost 54-60; March 30, 2014)