MSU’s season could very well end in Houston next year but thinking it’s a foregone conclusion is a big mistake. The Final Four returns to the Lone Star State next spring and some already have the Spartans penciled in to make it back to where this season ended.
Just a few days removed from the end of MSU’s basketball season, it’s difficult to not look ahead and see the possibilities that lie ahead. MSU will lose two of its three top scorers from this season, senior guard Travis Trice and senior forward Branden Dawson, but junior guard Eron Harris will be eligible next season.
Although Duke was playing about 600 miles from Durham, the Blue Devils found a temporary home Saturday night — the four foot radius around the basket. The Blue Devils absolutely dominated around the rim, outscoring MSU 42-26 in the paint.
Following Saturday's Final Four loss to Duke, head coach Tom Izzo said he expects junior forward Matt Costello to undergo knee surgery this offseason.
As a senior, it will be junior guard Denzel Valentine’s team next year, head coach Tom Izzo said, but freshman guard Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr. will most likely be second-in-command.