Michigan State finds familiarity in unusual NCAA Tournament at Purdue, vs. UCLA

Michigan State walked into the Hall of Horror that is Mackey Arena and looked up at the big screen above the basketball court to see the Spartans’ logo. Welcome to the 2021 NCAA Tournament, where nothing is normal. Fans at Purdue’s arena — a 1-hour, 15-minute bus ride from MSU’s hotel in downtown Indianapolis — typically let Tom Izzo and his team know “whose house” it is with a call-and-response with “Our house!” when they visit West Lafayette, Ind. A sign near the rafters reminds them as much in the absence of spectators. Yet that’s where the Spartans practiced Tuesday and where they will mee…

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