How often have we seen this -- the approaching dawn of March igniting a fire within Michigan State.
The Spartans haven't simply looked good in their past two games. They have bordered on scary good, possessing the DNA that long has been identified with Tom Izzo's finest teams over the past 14 years -- relentless defense, good ball movement and finely meshed chemistry. In successive games, they effectively toyed with Ohio State and Wisconsin, the biggest Big Ten albatrosses draped around Izzo's neck the past few years.
"I like where we're headed," Izzo after the Spartans' 69-55 back-of-the-woodshed treatment of the Badgers on Thursday night. "We're starting to peak at the right time, but there's still a lot of upside that remains with this team.
"We've got a brutally tough schedule remaining."