Michigan State will finish its injury-plagued season on March 9 in Columbus. State's overall 22-6 record is impressive given its perpetual supply of injuries, but recently, Sparty's skeptical play has raised questions and concerns as it enters the regular season's home stretch.
Now, it's about the Spartans' lack of togetherness. It's about their nonexistent sense of urgency. It's about working to resume their once hard-nosed, disciplined style of play, which has fueled Tom Izzo's teams to seven Big Ten titles.
Branden Dawson's return will surely aid some of those recent pains. But the remaining schedule won't get any easier, as the Spartans will face Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State to conclude their Big Ten campaign.
These are their five burning questions as they close out the regular season.