The 2013-14 regular season didn’t result in a Big Ten Championship, but Michigan State should feel pretty good as it heads into the heart of March.
With their grit called into question, the No. 22-ranked Spartans (23-8, 12-6 B1G) split their final two-game stretch with an 86-76 senior-day win over Iowa and a hard-fought, 69-67 loss to Ohio State.
Considering the past month, the passionate showings against the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes came as much-needed signs of relief.
Now Tom Izzo can breathe a little—now the 19-year veteran head coach who's been to six Final Fours can get back to planning for "his" time...
This slideshow will grade the Spartans' regular season in several areas, including offensive and defensive production, rebounding, quality wins/losses and the ability to survive while many of their moving parts were jammed into a standstill.