Michigan State, facing UConn for another Final Four berth, gets its timing back just in time

Michigan State faces UConn on Sunday seeking its seventh Final Four berth in 16 seasons.

The fourth-seeded Spartans' seniors are looking to keep alive a streak. Since coach Tom Izzo took over in 1995, every player he recruited who stayed four years has reached a Final Four.

The seventh-seeded Huskies' seniors won a national title as freshman, but UConn was barred from last year's NCAA tournament because of academic sanctions.

The Huskies expect their fans to make Madison Square Garden sound like a home game in the East Regional final.

Michigan State is peaking at the right time after injuries ravaged the roster during Big Ten play.