The Michigan State Spartans are primed for their time of year, but the 2012-13 edition of Tom Izzo's club doesn't seem as confident or dangerous as it has in the past.
Failing to deliver in the Big Ten tournament gives reason to doubt the Spartans. But a look at Izzo's superb resume is always a worthy counter to naysayers' arguments against Michigan State.
Earlier this season, Big Ten Network analyst Jimmy Jackson, a former Ohio State sensation, felt that the Spartans were a legitimate championship contender. However, that was before Michigan State lost four of its seven final games of the year.
Jackson is most definitely an expert when it comes to college hoops. At the time, he was dead-on when analyzing the Spartans.
But things are different at this very moment.
Are the Spartans formidable foes for the opposition, or will they be granted an early exit in the NCAA tournament?
In this slideshow, we'll look at what other experts have to say about Michigan State's chances.