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Hawkeyes Set to Face Frustrated Spartans
By Mike Hlas, Reporter
Most Big Ten basketball programs wouldn't be terribly frustrated with records of 11-5 in the conference and 22-7 overall. Most Big Ten basketball programs aren't Michigan State.
Iowa's next opponent is an MSU team that was the pick of most to win the conference and the pick of many to win the national-championship. That very team has lost four home games in a season for the first time since 1996-97, including its last two games at Breslin Center, to Nebraska and Illinois.
Enter the Hawkeyes on Thursday night. For all the angst floathing across Hawkeyeland before the team snapped its 3-game losing streak with a home win over Purdue Sunday, it perhaps pales to the gnashing of teeth in East Lansing.
Read more: http://thegazette.com/2014/03/04/michigan-state-basketball-has-its-own-problems/