The Washington Times - April 1, 2009, 08:15PM

I’m flying out to Detroit tomorrow, and should have plenty of goodies from the Final Four over the next few days.

Michigan State, meanwhile, will have plenty of in-state fans who converge on Ford Field this weekend.

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I mentioned last week it’s as close to a home-court edge as a team has had in the Final Four since 1988 (when Kansas went to Kansas City). It’s also only the 10th in-state team to reach the Final Four since the format was adopted in 1952.

Here, for anyone interested, is the full rundown:

Year School Site Result
1958 Kentucky Louisville Champion
1959 Louisville Louisville Fourth
1960 California San Francisco
Runner-up
1968 UCLA Los Angeles
Champion
1972 UCLA Los Angeles
Champion
1974 N.C. State
Greensboro Champion
1975 UCLA San Diego
Champion
1980 Purdue Indianapolis Third
1994 Duke Charlotte Runner-up
2009 Michigan State
Detroit TBD

Patrick Stevens