Spartans Advance to the Championship!

Kalin Lucas could have been considered overly optimistic or just plain delusional when he said after a 35-point loss to North Carolina on Dec. 3 that Michigan State would look forward to “the rematch” at Ford Field.

Prophet might be a better term for him now.

Michigan State defeated Connecticut 82-73 tonight before a crowd of 72,456 at Ford Field, sending the Spartans to their first national championship game since 2000. The Spartans’ opponent will be Villanova or, as Lucas indirectly predicted months ago, North Carolina.