NCAA tournament Midwest Region runback: Michigan State crushes Miami on Friday

Michigan basketball beats Oklahoma State to advance to Second Round of NCAA Tournament

By this point in their careers, Bill Self and Tom Izzo have been around the block once or twice. This game will take part in the Midwest Region and air on TNT from Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The team played with passion and determination because Izzo gave the freshman class a little extra motivation this past week, freshman guard Joshua Langford said. "And the thing about it (is) he's a terrific coach". We've played in the (Champions Classic) more than a couple times. He clearly believes his team stacks up well with the Jayhawks. "The problem is everybody I talk to doesn't know anything about that game". Michigan State defeated Miami 78-58. Michigan State is also 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 versus the Big 12, and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog.

MI has proven over the course of the season it can push the tempo, slow it down in the half court and even switch gears during a game. Michigan State gets number one seeded Kansas next in the second round. The team relies heavily on freshmen as Miles Bridges leads the team in points (16.7) and rebounds (8.3).

"Unfortunately, there's a buzz saw in front of us, but we've had that all year", Izzo said. "Because that means Wayne Simien just might be the baddest man in the game".

One year removed from a national championship run, the 2008-09 Kansas team faced its share of challenges, playing with an entirely new starting five.

A combined 102 points between the two teams in the second half got the final score to where it was. Izzo, on the other hand, was a lot more generous in his assessment.

One of the regular hard non-conference matchups over the years for the Spartans has been Kansas, with the Jayhawks winning the last of those early season battles last season. "If that isn't a Top 25 team, I don't know what is".

The ninth-seeded Michigan State Spartans are moving on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The first game tips at 11:10 with West Virginia playing Notre Dame.

This game was nearly a mirror image of its predecessor, just with a few different faces.

Five Michigan players made at least one 3, led by Derrick Walton Jr., they latest point guard to haunt the Cowboys. On Sunday, they'll look to book a Sweet 16 meeting with Purdue by beating Michigan State.

Michigan's biggest obstacle to Oklahoma State's get-out-and-go style is Walton. "They were a very physical team, tough team", Lucas said. They took the court wearing their practice uniforms because their game uniforms were still trapped under the plane. Baylor is 2-7 ATS in its last nine games as a favorite of 6.5 points or more and 3-7 SU in its last 10 games in March, but the Bears can't afford any lapses in confidence against this risky underdog. The Jayhawks allow 72.1 points per game, but some of that is a byproduct of their high-scoring ways as they can be suffocating at times. Davon Reed added 12 points and Bruce Brown 11 for the Hurricanes, who shot just 40.4 percent (21 of 52) and struggled to slow Michigan State's tandem of Ward and Bridges. This game comes with many storylines as well as a high profile freshmen matchup that is sure to be can't miss TV. KU led by three with 32 seconds left. The Kansas vs Michigan State live stream happens to be one of these games, so you should be able to stream it for free (without cable).

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