Michigan State Spartans basketball

Michigan State Spartans basketball history

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center
Big Ten Conference

Current head coach: Tom Izzo (1995-)

  • Asst: Doug Wojcik (2003-05, 2018-)
  • Asst: Mark Montgomery (2002-11, 2021-)
  • Asst: Thomas Kelley (2022-)
  • Chief of Staff: Garrett Briningstool (2019-)
  • Recruiting: Jon Borovich (2022-)

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Post-Season:

  • National Championships (1979, 2000)
  • Final Four Appearances:  10  (1957, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2019)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  20  (1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  35  (1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  70-34
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  (1983, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997)
  • NIT Overall Record:  6-6
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1979)

Conference Titles (Big Ten):

Award Winners:




Michigan State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Tom Izzo 1995-Pres 666-267 10 24 1
Jud Heathcote 1976-95 340-220 3 9 1
Gus Ganakas 1969-76 89-84 0 0 0
John E. Benington 1965-69 54-38 1 0 0
Forddy Anderson 1954-65 125-124 2 2 0
Pete Newell 1950-54 45-42 0 0 0
Al Kircher 1949-50 4-18 0 0 0
Benjamin Van Alstyne 1926-49 231-163 0 0 0
John H. Kobs 1924-26 11-26 0
Fred Walker 1922-24 20-19 0
Lyman Frimodig 1920-22 30-22 0
George Gauthier 1916-20 41-38 0
John Macklin 1910-16 48-38 0
Chester Brewer 1903-10 70-25 0
George Denman 1901-03 11-0 0
Charles Bemies 1899-1901 5-2 0

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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