Michigan State has been one of the most consistent college basketball programs over Coach Tom Izzo's tenure, winning a national championship in the 1999-2000 and participating in the NCAA tournament for 14 consecutive seasons.
After advancing to the Sweet 16 in last year's NCAA tournament, Michigan State finished last season ranked No. 7 in the country in the USA Today Coaches Poll. This season, the Spartans return four of their top sx scorers from 2011-2012 (with the exception of Brandon Wood and Draymond Green, their leading scorer) and welcome the nation's No. 9 recruiting class, led by 5-star shooting guard Gary Harris.
With one of his most talented squads in recent memory, what will Tom Izzo and his Spartans have to do to win this year's national championship?