Michigan State basketball tops USC in NCAA tournament 72-62: Game thread replay
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The MSU Spartans play the USC Trojans on Friday at 12:15 p.m. with the TV channel CBS in the first round of the 2023 NCAA tournament. Michigan State is the slight favorite as the 7-seed.
Here’s a closer look at what you need to know, and the matchup. We are pulling in live updates from on site in Columbus, Ohio, which you can scroll for below.
GAME STORY:Michigan State pulls away in second half for 72-62 win over USC in NCAA tournament
When: 12:15 p.m. Friday.
Where: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Streaming info: March Madness Live at NCAA.com.
Radio: WJR-AM (760).
Betting line: Spartans by 1½.
• Box score
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Game notes: Michigan State is the No. 7 seed in the East Region against No. 10 seed Southern California. … The Spartans are experienced and led by the backcourt duo of Tyson Walker (14.6 points, 42.3% on 3s) and A.J. Hoggard (12.5 points, six assists) and forward Joey Hauser (14.2 points, 45.6% on 3s, 6.9 rebounds). They also rely on Jaden Akins (9.6 points, 43.6% on 3s) and Malik Hall (9.2 points). … USC is spearheaded by senior guard Boogie Ellis (18 points, 39.2% on 3s) and 6-foot-9 senior guard Drew Peterson (14 points, 4.4 assists, 6.2 rebounds). Three other players score at least nine points per game. … Both teams are ranked eerily close on kenpom.com, with MSU at 31 overall (40 on offense, 41 on defense) and USC at 35 (43 on O, 44 on D), and both like a quick pace and tough defense. The winner advances to Sunday’s game vs. the victor of 2-seed Marquette/15-seed Vermont, which plays on the same floor after MSU-USC.
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