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Is this successful? 6 “what if” scenarios for the end of MSU basketball’s season to vote on

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None of these are perfect, but some of these would make us happy

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

We’re in the home stretch, but this aint your ordinary home stretch.

Two games are against rivals (who lost to last place Penn State, people forget that). Josh Langford is out for the season. Nick Ward is 99% likely to miss the rest of the regular season.

So, that makes the end of the season a tad interesting in asking “what scenario would be a success?”

We know winning the remaining three banners are a success — but these are a little difficult. No scenario is perfect, but some could be deemed a successful end to the season.

Now we just need you to decide which ones you would be happy with.

Scenario 1

-Split with Michigan

-Purdue wins Big Ten regular season outright

-Win the Big Ten Tournament

-Lose in the Sweet 16

Poll

Is Scenario 1 a success?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Yes
    (296 votes)
  • 51%
    No
    (316 votes)
612 votes total Vote Now

Scenario 2

-Beat Michigan twice

-Win Big Ten regular season title

-Lose in Big Ten Tournament first round

-Lose in the Sweet 16

Poll

Is Scenario 2 a success?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Yes
    (408 votes)
  • 34%
    No
    (217 votes)
625 votes total Vote Now

Scenario 3

-Beat Michigan twice

-Split Big Ten regular season title with Purdue

-Win Big Ten Tournament

-Lose in second round of the NCAA Tournament

Poll

Is Scenario 3 a success?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Yes
    (240 votes)
  • 61%
    No
    (380 votes)
620 votes total Vote Now

Scenario 4

-Lose to Michigan twice

-Michigan and Purdue split the Big Ten regular season title

-Lose in Big Ten Tournament first round

-Go to Final Four, but get beat by 25 against Duke

Poll

Is Scenario 4 a success?

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  • 71%
    Yes
    (455 votes)
  • 28%
    No
    (183 votes)
638 votes total Vote Now

Scenario 5

-Beat Michigan twice

-Win Big Ten Regular season outright

-Beat Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament final

-Lose in second round of NCAA Tournament

Poll

Is Scenario 5 a success?

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  • 57%
    Yes
    (349 votes)
  • 42%
    No
    (261 votes)
610 votes total Vote Now

Wild Scenario

-Beat Michigan twice, both on buzzer-beaters

-Lose the other three regular season games, Purdue wins title

-Beat Michigan in Big Ten Tournament final on a buzzer beater

-Lose in the second round to an 11 seed…on a buzzer beater

Poll

Is the Wild Scenario a success?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes
    (124 votes)
  • 79%
    No
    (472 votes)
596 votes total Vote Now