With the return of Nick Ward (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS) for the 2018-2019 season, the #11 Michigan State Spartans have seen expectations skyrocket for next season.

The Spartan big man’s decision moved Michigan State to the top of the list of expected Big Ten Champions for next season.  Can the Spartans win their second straight conference title?  They sure can and the Spartans Hall of Fame head coach Tom Izzo can lead them there.

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