Michigan State fans who flocked to East Lansing on Saturday night made it seem as though the Spartans Final Four appearance was a home game.
Few people spotted dared to not sport the schools colors walking around the city Saturday evening.
Hundreds of fans filled downtown East Lansing bars and restaurants well before tip-off to get good seats to watch the action in Minneapolis. Lines stretched out the door at several downtown bars.
MSU fans, students respond to Final Four game in East Lansing
Hundreds more Michigan State supporters cheered on the team at Munn Ice Arena. Fans ice skated and watched the game on the hockey arenas Jumbotron.
MSU sophomore Dylan Catalano watched the game at the arena with friends Saturday night. The entire campus was buzzing with excitement leading up to the game, he said, adding that he and his friends waited for the teams return to East Lansing following their Elite Eight win earlier in the week.
They both graduated from MSU in the 70s and relished the chance to return to campus to watch the Final Four game.
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