MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS BASKETBALL FACTS:
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Stadium: Breslin Student Center
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Rivals: Michigan Wolverines
The Michigan State Spartans are a consistently successful college basketball program. The Spartans have captured the NCAA title twice, in 1979 and 2000. On top of that, the team has captured 10 Big Ten championships. To date, Michigan has been to 22 NCAA Tournaments, and has seen six Final Four tournaments.
The 1979 National Champioship was highly touted as the Magic vs. Bird match. Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his host of teammates met Larry Bird and the Indiana State Sycamores. Johnson and the Spartans beat the undefeated Sycamores for the national title. Other Michigan alumni who currently or previously played in the NBA include Greg Kelser, Jay Vincent, Steve Smith, Scott Skiles, Jason Richardson, Mateen Cleaves, Alan Anderson, Zach Randolph, Eric Snow and many others.
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