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26/03/1979 Michigan State defeats Indiana State in NCAA championship

The game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana State Sycamores took place at the Special Events Center in Salt Lake City. Michigan State won 75–64 and claimed the school's 1st national championship in men's basketball. The game had the highest Nielsen ratings of any game in the history of American basketball.


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  • Game summary 

  • Aftermath