No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Michigan State Prediction, Game Preview
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 19, 2017,
Mar 19, 2017, 13:58
The best way to watch the game online is through the NCAA website and their mobile app. Fubo TV will also be streaming every single game of the NCAA Tournament.
MI faces Louisville on Sunday in Indianapolis. Good luck and enjoy. Calvin Thompson scored half of the Jayhawks' 16 overtime points to knock the Spartans out of the tournament.
Let this be your primer to Michigan State's opponent in the second round of the 2017 NCAA tournament, Kansas. Michigan State has won three of the last four meetings, including a 79-73 win in the last meeting, November 17, 2015, at the Champions Classic in Chicago. But I know it was controversial, and it was an unbelievable win, obviously, for Kansas. The Wildcats will be pretty eager to show that first-round win wasn't a fluke. "They play through him probably about as much as they play through well, I guess Denzel (Valentine) a year ago, but they put the ball in his hands a lot to make decisions".
Picking 32 straight games is wildly impressive. These teams are ranked fourth and fifth on kenpom.com.
Wichita State will face Kentucky. Anybody arguing otherwise is either stubborn or stupid. Though there was only one seed difference between Michigan State and Miami, the way the Spartans pounded the Hurricanes was surprising. But let's not forget the Spartans are still 2-3 in their past five games with losses to an IL team that missed the NCAA Tournament - and the Maryland and Minnesota teams that have already been eliminated from the Field of 68. But I'm going to resist the urge to be a prisoner of the moment and lay the points with the Big 12 champs. The Spartans entered the tournament with a 46-18 record during that streak. This may be the best offensive team Mick Cronin has had at Cincinnati, but it's not a good three-point shooting group, ranking 190th in the country from behind the arc.
His players are just as eager to get a shot at beating a top seed. So this is a mismatch that should be a blowout. John Beilein's teams typically abide by a high-volume outside-shooting philosophy, but Friday took things to another level.
"He's a rock, man - he's so consistent and his ability never should be doubted", Walton said. No sense in moving away from that prediction now. I think that was the year his team went to the Sweet 16.
I love the way USC is playing. That's a bad combination for the Trojans.
"I was surprised, for sure, because that's his rule". In case no one noticed - and he seems to like it that way - Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman has been doing damage quite a bit lately for a team doing the same.
MI comes in as the higher seed at No. 7. Sindarius Thornwell is a monster.
"I think it would shock most people, because obviously, Brad was on a roll, I thought, in Stillwater", Self added. This marks the first-ever postseason matchup between the two teams. "They're great players because they make their teammates better". "When I say that, it didn't look like it, but it was really two talented teams that could score at a rapid rate".