Michigan St. Spartans 2004/05

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Spartans Big Ten
Coach: Tom Izzo
Record: 26-7
Dance Seed: 5
Dance Result: Round of 4
Players: *Maurice Ager
*Alan Anderson
*Paul Davis
*Shannon Brown
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
Scoring Offense * 13
Scoring Defense * 89 B-
Free-Throw Percentage * 3 A+
Rebound Margin * 11
Assists Per Game * 10
Turnovers Per Game * 92 B-
Scoring Margin 7 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 13
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 136 C+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 122 C+
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 132 C+
Won-Lost Percentage 17
Blocked Shots Per Game 226 C-
Steals Per Game 100 C+
Personal Fouls Per Game 217 C-
MPI - Marchpool Index 4 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control26
RPI Decade61D+
Round of 4
#13 Seed: The 2004/05 Michigan State Spartans were a collection of highly touted recruits harvested from MSU's 2000 national championship season.  Tom Izzo molded this team into a resilient bunch that found a way to win close battles more often then not.  Their season highlights included a Sweet 16 dance revenge win over Duke, and an Elite 8 overtime victory of Kentucky that was a March classic.  The Spartans were shown the dance door by eventual National Champion UNC, who came roaring back after trailing MSU at the half of their semifinal match.