Selection Sunday 2016!

izzo_infographic01pThe day has finally arrived!  Let the Madness begin as the field of 68 will be selected later today, allow me to break down a little bit of the Michigan State Spartan history when it comes to this tournament . . . the infographic to the right shows the history with Tom Izzo at the helm, but their complete profile (regardless of coach) includes:

  • Tournament Appearances: 29 (1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Championships: 2 (1979, 2000)
  • Runner-ups: 1 (2009)
  • Final Fours: 9 (1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015
  • Elite Eights: 13 (1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)
  • Sweet Sixteens: 19 (1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Round of Thirty-Two: 21 (1978, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Win-Loss: 63-28
  • Conference Tournament Champions: 4 (1999, 2000, 2012, 2014)
  • Conference Regular Season Champions: 13 (1957, 1959, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2012)

So, as the tournament gets underway, good luck Sparty!  Go Green!

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