(WLNS) – North Carolina may have the games, but East Lansing has all the fans.
6 News Intern Cat Reid caught up with the Spartan faithful who watched the game near campus.
For Michigan State fans, March Madness isn’t just a sporting event.
“It’s like a holiday, the tournament.”
“It’s like Christmas almost, but better.”
For the Spartans it took on the feeling of a holiday as they outplayed the Georgia Bulldogs.
A big crowd formed in East Lansing at Buffalo Wild Wing, which sees a huge spike in business during the tournament.
“Craziest month of the year. We get huge crowds in whether Michigan State plays or not, especially the first two days, the Thursday and Friday, the first round of the tournament. We’re packed from noon until close,” said Aaron Weiner, Buffalo Wild Wings, general manager.
But on Friday Michigan State was playing and that’s why nine year old drew miller was there.
“We wanted to come here because we know it’s gonna go crazy, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun here. And we love the state guys, they’re very nice,” said Drew Miller, MSU fan.
And the fans did go crazy.
Through the highs and the lows, Spartan fans stayed true.
“I think they’re gonna keep going and win it.”
Reporter: “And what about this weekend?”
“We’ll probably win again. I gotta root for the Spartans, come on,” said Kacy Kobakof, MSU sophomore.
But win or lose, for Spartan fans it’s all about celebrating this holiday as a family.