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The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and competes in the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I. The team currently plays at the Breslin Student Events Center.

The team has won two NCAA championships and eleven Big Ten championships in men's basketball. The Spartans won the National Championship in both the 1979 NCAA Tournament and 2000 NCAA Tournament. The 1979 National Championship story line was highly touted as Magic vs. Bird. It was achieved by a team under the coaching of Jud Heathcote that included MVP Magic Johnson, Greg Kelser and Jay Vincent. MSU beat the then undefeated Indiana State Sycamores, led by future NBA hall of famer Larry Bird. The 2000 National Championship was achieved by Morris Peterson, A.J. Granger, Charlie Bell, Jason Richardson and MVP Mateen Cleaves leading the team in a victory over the Florida Gators.

Michigan State basketball has been selected for 12 consecutive NCAA tournament bids (1998–2009) as of the end of the 2009 season. Overall, Michigan State has been to the Final Four a total of seven times in its history (1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2009) and has made 22 NCAA Tournament appearances. Only eight schools (UCLA, North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State, Indiana and Louisville) have more total Final Four appearances.

On December 13, 2003, Michigan State and Kentucky played at the most-attended basketball game in history. They played this game in front of 78,129 people at Ford Field, a football stadium converted to a basketball court for this game in Detroit. Kentucky won this game by a score of 79–74.

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