It may have been the toughest loss in the era of Tom Izzo. The heavily favored Michigan State Spartans a second seed had an easy first round game against the warm up team Middle Tennessee State a fifteenth seed.

Somehow however the team many picked to win it all could never find the rhythm of the game and in the end the agony of defeat left the Spartans wondering what had happened. Middle Tennessee completed one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history 90-81.

An emotional Tom Izzo looked shell shocked in the post game press conference. Despite his deep disappointment Coach Izzo was pure class in praising the underdog for delivering a David and Goliath type knockout.

It is by the way only the eighth time since 1985 that a fifteen has knocked off a two.

And so it goes.