Ah, the sweet afterglow of victory.
Louisville (pronounced Lou-UH-ville) had already made their hotel reservations for the Final Four in Detroit, and certainly the national press figured today's game would be little more than a speed bump on their glorious path to the national title.
And then the Spartans got to play with them. I'm not an expert on basketball, what with being new to the sport and all, but this game was amazingly lop-sided. I could feel the dominance of MSU radiating from my television, and the frustration of Rick Pitino's squad was almost tangible. Memo to the Big East - this is what defense looks like.
Anyhow, hopefully my beloved Spartans will have plenty left over for UCONN next week. Coach Tom Izzo has now achieved both of his goals for this year: the Big Ten championship and a Final Four appearance. Sure would be nice to win the whole thing, though.