The Michigan State Spartans recently had their disappointing season come to an end after a two-point loss to UCLA in the second round of the newly-formatted NCAA tournament.
Tom Izzo has led his Spartans to 14-straight tournament appearances, which ranks third among active streaks. While six of those appearances have led to Final Four runs, there have been plenty of tournaments where the Spartans have lost in the early going.
This may have been one of those years, but don't expect the Spartans to be out of the Final Four spotlight for very long. Here is a look at what the Spartans have returning and the top 10 reasons why they will be playing on the final weekend of the tourney again soon.