The high of winning in the NCAA tournament can be overshadowed by one thing: the agony of being eliminated. Michigan State remembers that agony well, and is using it to motivate this year's March Madness run.
Last year, Michigan State lost to Kansas in the second round of the tournament.
"They beat us by quite a lot. But, you know, this year's a different story," says sophomore forward Nick Ward. "I feel like we have more depth, more experience, and I feel like we're just ready to compete."
"I'm definitely more focused than ever. I'm paying attention to the little things, the details. I'm going to try and go and take over this game," says sophomore guard Miles Bridges.