Michigan State vs Kansas March Madness schedule

In the win over UC Davis, Kansas shot 56 percent from the field while holding UC Davis to just 33.9 percent shooting. Nick Ward will also have a big game in the post, but it will be all for naught. The Jayhawks made 14 of 15 free throws. Detroit's Josh Jackson, for example, was considered the nation's top recruit - he almost chose MSU - while point guard Frank Mason originally signed with Towson. "I was kind of slow when I was on defense".

"This kid, I have no worries, that he'll make the right decision".

"I think he'll be a very high draft pick (if he goes), but who knows what that means". Sadly that comes to a close today, but not without a tremendous slate of games that has the potential to give us the most exhilarating and eventful day of the Big Dance so far.

The Jayhawks led 54-53 with 12 minutes to play when Jackson recognized he was isolated against Spartans reserve Kyle Aherns. Those two guards aren't going to tire no matter what. Devonte Graham and Josh Jackson exploited match ups against the likes of Matt McQuaid and Alvin Ellis and put a chokehold on the game in the critical stretch. With four seconds left before halftime, Vick fouled Bridges from 3-point range. The Bruins found a new gear in the second half, breaking out for dunks and dropping in strings of 3-pointers to quickly push the lead to double digits. MSU is now 20-14 overall and 16-17 against the spread.

Upperclassmen. Steady guards. Three-point shooting.

The Michigan State Spartans mascot performs prior to the game against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BOK Center on March 19, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Kansas basketball team is headed home, but not going home.

A quick layup by Lucas to start the half pushed the Kansas lead back to seven, but MSU continued to chip away. Four future National Basketball Association players, their bodies worth millions of dollars, playing with reckless abandon.

Landen Lucas, in particular, was doing his part to help Kansas avoid another tournament letdown.

"The final margin didn't dictate what a hard game it was", Self said.

"We get a chance to play 35 miles from Lawrence and I think it's just great for the fans and for us to get a chance to play there for the Sweet 16. It'll be a different feel to it so we're not too anxious about it", he said. Lucky for the them, they are coming off one of their best performances of the year. "So it was just really fun to be able to go out there and play against those guys and really proud to see them here and having success". A lot of possibly-NBA-bound players would have called off the dogs and sat the rest of the way, but Bridges battled and ended up with 22 points and 8 rebounds. We extended our lead by step-back threes, and-ones.

Tyler Dorsey hit a contested go-ahead 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 38.4 seconds to play, E.C. Matthews airballed a long 3 in the waning moments trying to force overtime, and third-seeded OR rallied in the second half to beat upstart No. 11 Rhode Island on Sunday.

Senior point guard Frank Mason III, though he shot just 6 for 16, scored 20 points and dished five assists.

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