Detroit isn't exactly the epicenter of good news these days but the city had reason to celebrate Saturday night. Record crowds came to Ford Field to watch Michigan State beat the University of Connecticut in the NCAA tournament semi-finals. Michigan State was the virtual home team. Its campus in East Lansing is less than 100 miles away from Ford Field — a fact made clear by all that green in the stands.
Monday night, they'll play their first championship game since 2000 — this time against the formidable University of North Carolina, which won its game last night against the Villanova Wildcats.