It’s March and the MSU men’s basketball team (29-5, 13-5 Big Ten) is set to begin its 2016 NCAA Tournament run at 2:45 p.m. Friday against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-9, 13-5 Conference USA). This year's tournament marks MSU's 19th straight appearance under head coach Tom Izzo.
Once again, Izzo has his Spartans geared for another run at a Final Four. As a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region, MSU will look to reach the Final Four for the second consecutive season.
Here’s a look back on some of Izzo's best runs in the NCAA Tournament.