The game got tight at the end, with Michigan State securing the win with a final score of 80-73.  But, to hear (read) the Boston Globe's Dan Shaugnessy tell it, the outcome of Harvard's match-up with the Spartans was practically written in stone.

Shaugnessy wrote a great article on Friday -- well, pretty great if you're a Spartan fan... not as much if you were rooting for the Crimson.

He did end the article with a shimmer of Crimson hope, but that hope was dashed on Saturday night.

The Spartans advance to the Sweet 16, taking on Virginia's Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on Friday just before 9:30pm.

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