Let’s hope ESPN is wrong about NCAA Tournament matchup

ESPN has been all over updating its Bracketology lately and today it was update again by the one and only Joe Lunardi.

If you’re a Michigan State basketball fan, you have to be wondering, really, the Spartans would play Detroit Mercy in the first round?

Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts to a play against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. Ohio state won 72-70. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

That’s right, Lunardi has MSU as a No. 2 seed playing a No. 15 seeded-Titan team.

We here at SpartanAvenue were quick to congratulate the Titans for their blowout win over Valparaiso on Tuesday night, but we are definitely not rooting for them if they play the Spartans.

First, Detroit may be a No. 15 seed, but we think they could be as high as a No. 13 or 14. After all, Valpo was projected as No. 13 seed and they lost to the Titians by 20 — at home no less.

So why would this be crappy for the Spartans? Well, if there is one team that would really, we mean really, want play their hearts out against MSU (other than Michigan) in the NCAA Tournament, it would be Detroit Mercy.

In the end, this game would more than likely go the Spartans’ way, but that would be a tough first-round game as No. 2 seed — to play against a bunch of guys who were not good enough to play at State (beside Ray McCallum, of course).

What we think is that Lunardi is just being cute and really there is no chance that this matchup happens.

We hope.

Topics: ESPN Bracketology, Michigan State, Ncaa Tournament

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  • zito

    Not good enough? Eli Holman transferred from Indiana.
     
    FYI – It’s Detroit Mercy not Detroit-Mercy

  • SpartyAve

    OK, Detroit Mercy (not Detroit-Mercy) has two players who would play on State’s team.