Midwest Regional Semi: (2)Michigan St vs (3)Kansas
MICHIGAN ST 67 – KANSAS 62
FINAL: Kansas blew a golden opportunity to get revenge from a midseason loss and make a run at another title as Michigan St used some solid “D” to make a comeback sicker than Kenny Powers. Big Ten Player of The Year Kalin Lucas stuggled for most of the game, but did manage to find his mojo just in the time to propel his squad into the Elite 8.
The Spartans were paced by center Goran Sutton, who dropped in a career-high dub piece to help the squad erase a 13-point deficit, ensuring that the Rock Chalk brigade a one-way ticket back to the crib.
Jayhawk guard Sherron Collins dropped a dub piece as well and had a chance to keep Kansas in the game with 20 seconds remaining, but he missed the front end of a 1-and-1, helping the Spartans to seal the deal.