A week ago, the Southeastern Conference looked as though it had finally been vanquished.
Florida State wrapped up their regular season as No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Auburn has reached No. 2.
The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons. For No. 1 Florida State, it was a breeze. For Auburn, it took the unexpected.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
Shilique Calhoun scored on a fumble return and an interception return, enabling Michigan State to overcome another poor offensive performance in a 21-6 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
The South Florida and Michigan State game had to be delayed due to bad weather.
Linebacker Jelani Jenkins of Florida has been taken by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
Freshman guard Nik Stauskas scored 22 points including six 3-pointers and Michigan is going to the Final Four for the first time since the Fab Five era after a 79-59 rout of Florida in the South Regional final Sunday.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. For much of Michigan State’s NCAA tournament-opening win, it was as easy as giving Nix the ball and getting out of his way.