MINNEAPOLIS - Michigan State will have to wait at least another year to get its third national championship in school history.
The Spartans couldn’t overcome a stout Texas Tech defense and lost to the Red Raiders in a national semifinal, 61-51, on Saturday in Minneapolis.
While Texas Tech advanced to meet Virginia in Monday’s national championship game, Michigan State saw its season end at 32-7.
Texas Tech built a 45-33 lead with 11:18 remaining in the game, but the Spartans rallied and cut their deficit all the way down to one at 52-51 with 2:55 remaining.
But that was as close as Michigan State would get.
Texas Tech finished the game with a 9-0 run to salt the game away.
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