SportsPulse: The Spartans shocked Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils with their thrilling upset. USA TODAY’s Jeff Zillgitt believes how they did it is a recipe to win it all in Minnesota. USA TODAY
Michigan State upset No. 1 overall seed Duke on Sunday, for the first time since 2015.
Here’s a look at three reasons why the Spartans (32-6) can ride the huge win’s momentum into Minneapolis and cut down the nets come April 8:
1. Tom Izzo. The Spartans coach got the most out of a team that lacked NBA one-and-done talent and was overlooked in comparison to teams like Duke, which featured lottery picks Zion Williamson and R.J.