OSU Cowboys to Face Michigan in NCAA Tournament

Mar 15, 2017, 00:52
OSU Cowboys to Face Michigan in NCAA Tournament

"And when Mitchell Solomon, our 5-man, is on the floor - just like our last game against Iowa State in the (Big XII Tournament) - he played 27 minutes in the game and we were plus-23". The two met once in the NCAA Tournament in 1992 when MI beat Oklahoma State 75-72. But they don't have a true post presence, a plus for undersized MSU.

MI finds itself as the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament, set to face Oklahoma State on Friday in Indianapolis. Michigan State finished their season 19-14 (10-8) after losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers 63-58 in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday. The 6-foot-10 junior shoots 36.5 percent from deep to give the Wolverines yet another big man who can stretch the floor. Reed - a third-team All-ACC selection as a senior - is 6-6. While Ohio State has been good this year, MSU has played relatively well against the Buckeyes the last few times out.

Larranaga told reporters Sunday that his relationship with Izzo "goes way back".

"I think that it's something that we haven't seen a great deal of in our league", Cowboy coach Brad Underwood said during a conference call. "Treat every game like it's a championship game". "And they have a very specific way they play". The Wolverines went 24-11 and enter the NCAA Tournament with a five-game winning streak.

The tournament begins with the First Four on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, as eight teams face off to reach the round of 64.

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He said: 'It would be insane to win the Champions League at my age because I only joined Juventus two years ago. Juventus enters the contest with a 2-0 lead, thanks to its February 22 win over Porto in the first leg.

Larranaga took over the Hurricanes in 2011. Heading into the Big Ten tournament, MSU has a chance to at least make some noise around the conference. Larranaga compared the Spartans to North Carolina in how quickly they like to push the ball.

"You ask my team and they would not say I'm Mr". The second round has its first batch of very tough decisions, as MI barely edges past Louisville.

Izzo, in turn, said the Hurricanes' defensive toughness makes them hard to run against. No Big Ten team has ever won the tournament with an eighth seed. The Wolverines led the Big 10 in field goal percentage (48.3 percent), free throw percentage (77.5 percent), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5 assists per turnover) and threes made (9.4 per game).

Bridges, who may be a one-and-done player in college, has had to carry the team and he's done a pretty good job of it.