Tom Izzo thinks Spartans still could've won championship after loss to MTSU

Published Mar. 18, 2016 5:45 p.m. ET

Michigan State didn't just lose to Middle Tennessee State on Friday. The Spartans lost soundly.

The Spartans fell 90-81 to the Blue Raiders in a shocking, Round of 64 loss in Missouri-a defeat that will probably go down as one of — if not the — worst of Izzo's storied career.

But Izzo isn't taking his L and going softly into that good night. Rather, Michigan State's head coach doubled down after the game. His team might've been outplayed by a 15-seed team from Conference USA, but Izzo still thinks they were equipped to go all the way this year.

Per Black Sports Online's Mark Gunnels:

So, yeah. That's one way to look at it.

If they just hadn't lost that sneaky trap game against the team coached by a man named "Kermit," the Spartans could've really made some noise this year. Or something.



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