Millions of Americans turned off the TV in disgust following Michigan State’s loss Friday.
Not these guys.
With the exception of Middle Tennessee State – which upset the No. 2 seed Spartans 91-80 – there might not have been another team more happy to see Michigan State lose than Big Ten foe Indiana.
So much for conference unity.
According to ESPN, more than 22 percent of people who submitted brackets on ESPN.com had Sparty winning the national championship. Nearly 37 percent had Michigan State reaching the Final Four.
Based on point spreads, Middle Tennessee State’s win was the fourth-biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament in the past 20 years.
The Hoosiers and Spartans played just once this season, with Tom Izzo’s squad blowing out Indiana 88-69 last month in East Lansing.
The fifth-seeded Hoosiers will face Kentucky Saturday.
Stats via ESPN