It won't be the easiest road to Dallas, but none really is. After facing the winner of Harvard and Cincinnati, Michigan State will likely run into the No. 1 seed Virgina Cavaliers in the Sweet 16.
If the Spartans can survive Virginia's dangerous half-court style, they'll face a polar opposite opponent in Iowa State. After the Cyclones, I see a date with the Florida Gators, leading up to the National Championship game against Louisville.
Although the Cardinals bested the Wolverines in the championship last year, I don't see them getting the better of a Michigan school this time around. It will be a thrilling game, but in the end, it will be the green and white celebrating in the big D on April 7.