Michigan State's had an incredible year but they have a huge obstacle to overcome heading into March Madness.

The Spartans are sixth in the nation and were thriving but will have a hard time continuing their hot streak without one of their key veteran guards.

Tom Izzo has announced Joshua Langford will be out for the remainder of the year with a stress injury.                                

This is not anything new for Michigan State as they've played  eight games now without Langford. They have won seven of those matchups, but did lose their most recent contest against Purdue to snap their 13-game winning streak.

Langford has seen his minutes, points, assists, rebounds, blocks, and steals per game increase during his junior season, the best of his collegiate career.

Michigan State will still likely be in the top-10 at the end of this week barring another loss, but it's going to be hard to give this team the same title odds as they once had before losing one of their best players.