It is no secret that Michigan State is one of the elite-level college basketball teams this year.
Head coach Tom Izzo has assembled a tough and talented core that can and will match up with any team in the nation.
MSU returns 84.2 percent of its scoring, 79.3 percent of its rebounding and 84 percent of its assists from last year's 27-9 Sweet 16 team.
And yet, there is room for improvement in East Lansing.
If the Spartans are going to make a serious run at the 2014 NCAA championship, they need to address these five vital areas:
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