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Teams to watch and avoid in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Yardbarker Logo By Shiloh Carder of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 20: I know history doesn't actually have a bearing on the present, but listen to this Michigan State stat: Under Tom Izzo, the Spartans have won a share of the Big Ten eight times (including this season). In the previous seven instances, Michigan State has gone to the Final Four five times. Ask Kansas how easy it is to follow a conference regular-season championship with a Final Four spot. This is arguably Izzo's best team in East Lansing, and as long as they don't have to face archrival Michigan, the Spartans should be a safe bet to get to San Antonio.

Watch: Michigan State Spartans

I know history doesn't actually have a bearing on the present, but listen to this Michigan State stat: Under Tom Izzo, the Spartans have won a share of the Big Ten eight times (including this season). In the previous seven instances, Michigan State has gone to the Final Four five times. Ask Kansas how easy it is to follow a conference regular-season championship with a Final Four spot. This is arguably Izzo's best team in East Lansing, and as long as they don't have to face archrival Michigan, the Spartans should be a safe bet to get to San Antonio.

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