Mr. March

Mr. March

Drew Montag

03/04/2019

 

 

Tom Izzo, Michigan State’s basketball coach, has a reputation for being “Mr. March”. The accepted wisdom is that his teams round into form and start playing their best basketball when March rolls around. Let’s look at the last three seasons, and compare that to Michigan’s record in March over the same period:

 

Michigan State

Michigan

Regular season

0-3

2-1

Big Ten Tournament

2-2

8-0

NCAA Tournament

2-2

7-1

Totals

4-7

17-2

“Mr. March” indeed.

Here are all the game results, in case you don’t believe it.

Michigan State:

2016-2017

03/01/2017 L 73-70 Illinois (Regular season)

03/04/2017 L 63-60 Maryland (Regular season)

03/09/2017 W 78-51 Penn State (Big Ten Tournament)

03/10/2017 L 63-58 Minnesota (Big Ten Tournament)

03/17/2017 W 78-58 Miami (FL) (NCAA Tournament)

03/19/2017 L 90-70 Kansas (NCAA Tournament)

2017-2018

03/02/2018 W 63-60 Wisconsin (Big Ten Tournament)

03/03/2018 L 75-64 Michigan (Big Ten Tournament)

03/16/2018 W 82-78 Bucknell (NCAA Tournament)

03/18/2018 L 55-53 Syracuse (NCAA Tournament)

2018-2019

03/01/2019 L 63-62 Indiana (Regular season)

Michigan:

2016-2017

03/01/2017 L 67-65 Northwestern (Regular season)

03/05/2017 W 93-57 Nebraska (Regular season)

03/09/2017 W 75-55 Illinois (Big Ten Tournament)

03/10/2017 W 74-40 Purdue (Big Ten Tournament)

03/11/2017 W 84-77 Minnesota (Big Ten Tournament)

03/12/2017 W 71-56 Wisconsin (Big Ten Tournament)

03/17/2017 W 92-91 Oklahoma State (NCAA Tournament)

03/19/2017 W 73-69 Louisville (NCAA Tournament)

03/23/2017 L 69-68 Oregon (NCAA Tournament)

2017-2018

03/01/2018 W 77-71 Iowa (Big Ten Tournament)

03/02/2018 W 77-58 Nebraska (Big Ten Tournament)

03/03/2018 W 75-64 Michigan State (Big Ten Tournament)

03/04/2018 W 75-66 Purdue (Big Ten Tournament)

03/15/2018 W 61-47 Montana (NCAA Tournament)

03/17/2018 W 64-63 Houston (NCAA Tournament)

03/22/2018 W 99-72 Texas A&M (NCAA Tournament)

03/24/2018 W 58-54 Florida State (NCAA Tournament)

03/31/2018 W 69-57 Loyola-Chicago (NCAA Tournament)

2018-2019

03/03/2019 W 69-62 Maryland (Regular season)