Transfer portal provided boost for most March Madness teams

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — is not a big fan of the transfer portal, lamenting that it gives young athletes an easy out instead of an opportunity to overcome challenges.

“I’ll say until the day I die, I do not see anything good for the players in it,” said Tuesday.

, however, would not be in for the 15th time under their without former Northeastern guard Tyson Walker and ex-Marquette forward Joey Hauser.

The Spartans, of course, are not alone in relying on transfers. Not anymore. They are all over

Third-seeded Kansas State, which will face the Spartans on Thursday night in New York, with 12 on its roster under first-year coach . Former Florida forward Keyontae Johnson and ex-Arkansas-Little Rock guard Markquis Nowell, both of whom earned third-team , are starring for the Wildcats.

and are bucking the trend because they’re still in the Tournament without a transfer player.

to bolster this season's team after losing his top three scorers and a solid post player from last year's team. Instead, he chose to stick with the players he had after they chose to stay.