Michigan State Getting Throttled at Purdue Proves We Can't Take Their Championship Hopes Seriously

Tom Izzo
Michigan State HC Tom Izzo | Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Does any college basketball program feel like mustering anything that resembles consistency this season? The opening months of the 2019-2020 campaign have seen countless teams falter after breaching the top of the rankings, and Michigan State absolutely falls under that description.

Though the Spartans fell off the shelf after being ranked No. 1 in the preseason, an eight-game winning streak (heading into Sunday) convinced fans to once again drink the Kool-Aid.

Well, Tom Izzo's bunch proved once and for all that they cannot be trusted following Sunday's 71-42 blowout loss to a previously-reeling Purdue side.

A 29-point loss? To a Boilermakers team that had lost two in a row coming into the game?

Sorry, Sparty, but you have deceived diehards for the LAST time this season. Just when fans were ready to stick both feet in the pool again, you gave them as good of a reason as any to keep dry. How can we take this team seriously as a title contender?

Resumes are built in hostile road environments, and the Mackey Complex ate Michigan State alive in this one.

We understand that college basketball has been utter anarchy this season. There will be no clear-cut favorite to emerge come March. Instead, there will be a multitude of contenders capable of cutting down the nylon. If you ask us, Michigan State is not one of those squads.