It was, by margin of victory, the biggest NCAA Tournament loss in Michigan State history, and yet, if you ask Tom Izzo, Denzel Valentine, or Travis Trice, it wasn't much of a loss at all. Not only did they surprise the experts by making it to the Final Four as a 7-seed, the Spartans also gained valuable experience for next season. After the 81-61 loss to Duke, Valentine promised Izzo that he'd get Michigan State back to the Final Four next year. Can they be this season's version of Wisconsin?
Who would count them out?