The Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and compete at the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I College basketball.
Their home games are played at the Breslin Student Events Center. Tom Izzo has been the head coach since 1995. The Spartans have won 15 Big Ten Conference Championships and two NCAA championships. Both National Championships came from also the 2000 NCAA Tournament and the 1979 NCAA Tournament. The 1979 National Championship Game has been the most watched college baseball game ever, with 35.11 million tv viewers.  The 1979 National Championship team was coached by Jud Heathcote and included tournament MVP Magic Johnson, Greg Kelser and Jay Vincent. The Spartans defeated the previously unbeaten Indiana State Sycamores, headed by future Hall of Famer Larry Bird. The 2000 National Championship team defeated the Florida Gators men’s basketball team . The team led by players and was coached by Tom Izzo Jason Richardson, Charlie Bell, Morris Peterson and tournament MVP Mateen Cleaves.
The Spartans have participated in 33 NCAA tournaments and in 22 consecutive NCAA championships (1998–2019), the fourth-longest streak ever and third-longest active streak in college basketball, behind Kansas (29) and Duke (23).  Michigan State has the sixth most all-time Final Four appearances with ten (1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2019). The program can also be ninth all-time in NCAA championship winning percentage (.677, through 2018).
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