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Bracketology 2011: Joe Lunardi Moves Michigan State To Last Four In

Going into Saturday, Michigan was one of Joe Lunardi's last four teams in the NCAA tournament. His bracketology had Michigan State comfortably in the field, which was a reflection of how things stood at the time it was posted (on Friday).


Following Michigan's 70-63 win over MSU, the two teams have essentially swapped spots in Lunardi's bracketology. His new look at the full field won't be out until Monday, but his last four teams in the tournament have been released and MSU is one of them. What this means is that the Spartans would be barely in the tournament and would play in one of the First Four games in Dayton if today was Selection Sunday.


Michigan previously was one of the last four teams in, but now it is one of the last teams with a bye. This means that the Wolverines would have an 11 seed and would avoid playing in a First Four game. If today was Selection Sunday, the Wolverines would be comfortably in the field.


Although this would be great for Michigan and better than being in the NIT for MSU, a lot could change depending on what happens in the Big Ten tournament. Lunardi's bracketology will likely undergo regular changes with the bubble teams as upsets happen and conference tournament games are played. Really the only thing we do know for sure is that it will be one exciting, interesting week of basketball coming up.