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Tom Izzo Is Getting Crushed For What He Did vs. Syracuse

A closeup of Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 16: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the first half against the Bucknell Bison in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

We have another major NCAA Tournament upset. One of the national title favorites has gone down.

Michigan State, the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region, fell to No. 11 seed Syracuse this afternoon. It was arguably the worst game of the tournament.

Neither team had any sort of offense. The Spartans were dreadful from the field; the Orange relied on a lot of free throws and a couple of clutch shots late.

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is getting criticized pretty harshly for how he played it. His rotations were suspect, to say the least.

For much of the game, Izzo had top NBA Draft prospect Jaren Jackson and formidable big man Nick Ward on the bench. Neither were playing very well, but their replacements weren't really doing anything, either.

Izzo has come under fire on social media.

Izzo will certainly have some explaining to do after this one. It's one of his worst losses as a head coach.

Syracuse, meanwhile, moves onto the Sweet 16. A matchup with Duke awaits.

Official game times and TV channels for the next round will be out soon.