Michigan State Basketball: 5 Reasons Why the Spartans Will Win It All

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Michigan State Basketball: 5 Reasons Why the Spartans Will Win It All
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The Michigan State Spartans have a storied history of basketball excellence, particularly under the tutelage of head coach Tom Izzo. Many of his past successful teams have had a plethora of talent, size, maturity and togetherness, which has fueled them to postseason success.

And Izzo's 2013-14 squad is no exception.

The Spartans are currently ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll, but they pose the greatest threat to be the last ones dancing come early April.

Their lethal combination of shooting, quickness, size, defensive prowess and experience will lead them to desired heights in the Big Dance. And, in Izzo, the Spartans also have one of the greatest leaders in college basketball as their signal-caller.

At 11-1, Michigan State has already won a couple of big-time contests against respected opponents. As many of the preeminent preseason teams are struggling to find their groove, Michigan State has remained as steady as ever.

However, the Spartans have already had their share of injuries and at times haven't looked as dominant as one may expect. But they have found ways to emerge victorious in games that they struggled in, which is indicative of a championship squad.

They will inevitably face supreme challenges in a conference that currently boasts three of the top five teams in the country. That's not to include other bona fide threats such as Michigan and Iowa that Izzo and company will have to conquer as well.

But come tourney time, the Spartans will be as ready as ever and will eventually hoist the championship trophy.

These are the reasons why.

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