The season ended in a bitter way for the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday as they became the first No. 1 seed to drop out of the tournament at the hands of Louisville. Draymond Green was ineffective, as was the rest of the Spartans offense in pretty much every sense as they could only manage 44 points, the second lowest of the season after an incredibly strange 42-41 loss at Illinois with no offense from either side during the regular season.
The Only Colors didn't know how to feel about the up and down season the Spartans had, except for disappointment at how it all turned out.
I think disappointment is something we're all feeling right now. Many of us started out this season expecting this team to contend in the Big Ten, then thinking they could be more, than celebrating when they took sole possession of first place. There was discontent when they tied for the Big Ten regular season title, euphoria when they won the Big Ten tournament title, then...this.
Louisville moves on to play in the Elite Eight.
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