2013-14 record: 28-5 (9-0): Won the Public League Red-West. Won the Class 4A state championship with a 46-44 win over Benet.
The Spartans hung around for a long time with the No. 4 team in the country. But they could only hang on so long.
The underdog role isn't a common one for Michigan State.
But that's what the Spartans will be when they face off with Duke on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic.
No offense to 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie, but if his strategy is to have Philadelphia tank for the second year in a row in order to get a top draft pick, he might be disappointed when the 20