Get Well Soon, Drew Neitzel!

The Spartans lost last night to Michigan, mainly because Drew Neitzel has the flu and was very limited. He was on the bench at one point with 3:30 left to play and the Spartans down by only 5 or 6 points. They’re not going to go very far without him. According to The Bracket Project, most people still have them getting into the tourney at this point, but only around an 8 seed. They certainly can’t afford to go into Wisconsin and get whupped, and they need to be careful about an early exit in the Big Ten tourney affecting their chances as well. After Wisconsin and Ohio State, MSU, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Purdue all have close to the same resume, and the Big Ten is likely to only get 5 teams in this year, so a lot is riding on this last week. MSU will definitely be helped next year by getting NCAA tournament experience for guys like Raymar Morgan.
So like I said, “Get well soon, Drew!”