1. Michigan State (29-4
Location, conference: East Lansing, Mich.; Big Ten.
Conference finish: First.
NCAA tournament record: 19-12.
Coach: Tom Izzo.
Last 10: 10-0.
Top scorers: Morris Peterson 13.8; Mateen Cleaves 11.8; Jason Klein 10.1.
Top rebounders: Antonio Smith 8.2; Andre Hutson 5.3; Peterson 5.0.
Scouting report: The Spartans won their last 15 games of the regular season. Their top scorer is Peterson, an all-conference player and probably the nation's best sixth man, who shoots 58 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free-throw line. Cleaves rebounded after an inconsistent first month.
2. Utah (27-4)