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One win away from mission possible

Michigan State kept its feel-good story alive at least through the weekend

Originally Published: April 4, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- There's no need to romanticize the importance of Michigan State beating Connecticut on Saturday night.

The Spartans advancing to Monday's national title game isn't going to change the depressed economy and suddenly put people back to work or change the future of the American automotive industry.

What Michigan State did do was alter the Final Four like never before since it moved to domes on a permanent basis in 1997.

The NCAA set an attendance record of 72,456 ...

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