I think MSU is very good and will be a tough out in NCAA. JJJ is a superior talent, Bridges is very impressive, Winston is an elite shooter… after that it’s mostly mis-guided perceptions. I hear things such as:
“Langford is a 5* talent” He’s not; he’s a good player.
“Ward is a beast”. He’s not. Even less so being in poor basketball shape.
“Izzo’s most talented team” they’re not.
“JJJ is a great defensive player”. Help defense he’s elite. Man to man he’s not all that good, and Izzo know’s it.
MSU definitely one of the handful of best teams this year, and they have a great record. Sweet 16 seems likely; after that, like most teams they’re in for some nail biters.