Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Motor City Madness; MSU begins NCAA tourney in Detroit Friday

Motor City Madness; MSU begins NCAA tourney in Detroit Friday

The Bison took home another Patriot League title this year, going 16-2 in conference games and breezing through the conference tournament.

- It was always known that both Michigan and Michigan State would make the NCAA tournament, now it's official as both teams received 3 seeds for the big dance, but only MSU will play in Detroit. Without the two athletic sophomores able to apply the pressure, Jackson isn't quick enough to vanguard the paint, and Michigan State's normally bulletproof defense begins hemorrhaging. The Spartans' biggest wins came against North Carolina, Purdue and Notre Dame, while they lost twice to MI and once each to Ohio State and Duke. Just how ridiculous is that? Zach Thomas leads the Bison with an average of 20.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game while Stephen Brown leads Bucknell in assists with 4.3 assists per game this season. Duke is the Midwest region's No. 2 seed, with Kansas the top seed.

Purdue finished the regular season with a 28-6 record and lost to Michigan State in the regular season as well as Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament title game.

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Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Joe Ingles scored 20 for Utah, which has won 11 straight on the road. David West (Out - Arm): The Warriors have listed West as OUT for Sunday's game (Mar. 11) against the Timberwolves.

Season recap: Few teams have had as dominant of a year as the Spartans.

The Spartans are the number three seed in the Midwest bracket. As a team, Michigan State is scoring 81 points per game on 50.4% shooting from the field which is the 6th-best field goal percentage in the country, in addition to the 5th-highest 3-point percentage in the nation at 41.3% from downtown this season.

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