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MSU men’s basketball team becomes national champion
March 26, 2022 @ 12:00 am
Lansing native, Earvin “Magic” Johnson led the Michigan State Spartans to a 75–64 victory over Larry Bird and Indiana State on this day in 1979. The battle was the most watched college basketball game ever, and Johnson was voted MVP of the Final Four. He would go on to be drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, where he led his team to the NBA championship in his rookie season.