Michigan State's basketball program is in their 117th year of existence. Next year, 118, will stand out, because March Madness has gematria of '118'. Currently, they are 63-28 all-time in the tournament.
If they were to make it to the Final Four and lose, they would finish the tournament with 68-wins and 28-losses, for a total of 96-tournmanet games. That would be fitting for strong odds to win next year, 2017.
Tom Izzo is 61-years old. Next year when he is 62, a lot will be lining up for him.
Mason = 13+1+19+15+14 = 62
Tom = 2+6+4 = 12
Izzo = 9+8+8+6 = 31
Tom Izzo = 43 (March)
Tom = 2+15+13 = 30
Izzo = 9+26+26+15 = 76
Tom Izzo = 106 (Prophecy)
1/30/1955 = 1+30+19+55 = 105
1/30/1955 = 1+30+(1+9+5+5) = 51
1/30/1955 = 1+3+0+1+9+5+5 = 24
1/30/55 = 1+30+55 = 86 (Symbol, Triangle, Pyramid)
Izzo has been the coach at Michigan State since 1995, meaning this is his 21st season. Next year will be his 22nd.
Basketball = 2+1+1+2+5+2+2+1+3+3 = 22 (22-years, next year!)
This year will mark 16-years since Michigan State won the Championship. Will they be eliminated in the Sweet 16? Or perhaps after advancing to Sweet 16, only to be eliminated in the Elite 8? We'll see.