Fouls doom Michigan State in loss to Butler
Fouls finally did to Michigan State what all those injuries couldn't.
Bogged down by foul trouble all night, the Spartans couldn't find a rhythm in a 52-50 loss to Butler on Saturday in the Final Four.
Butler outscored Michigan State 17-10 at the free throw line to advance to the national championship game on Monday might.
Raymar Morgan, Michigan State's second-leading scorer, played just 23 minutes and finished with four points and four fouls.
The calls hindered the Spartans and negated their typically aggressive style. After getting whistled for a foul in the second half, guard Korie Lucious simply raised his arms in frustration.
Morgan committed his fourth with 12:38 to play and Delvon Roe did the same with 2:23 remaining. Draymond Green fouled out with 6.1 seconds left.