Seeded Jayhawks see mirror image in Michigan State matchup

Mar 20, 2017, 00:40
Seeded Jayhawks see mirror image in Michigan State matchup

So it's been a long history. Perhaps the one matchup that will decide this game will be Nairn and Winston against Mason, and the MSU duo has struggled with quick guards all year. The Jayhawks can run with any team in the nation and usually have no problem putting up points. Check back with Patch later today for updates on both of these games.

"They're both great coaches", Jackson said. The Spartans got revenge by defeating the Jayhawks in the 2009 regional semifinal en route to Izzo's fifth of seven Final Fours. That's going to leave guys like Devonte' Graham and Josh Jackson to pick up the slack, but the offense seems to go as the senior guard goes. The Ducks (29-5) take on 14th-seeded Iona (22-12) in the first of four games Friday at the Sacramento Kings' first-year Golden 1 Center. Many consider them to be Final Four material, but here they are facing off in what could be the most exciting matchup of the tournament thus far. "I like to run, but overall I just take what the game gives us".

But they haven't had a typical Michigan State season. But since the freshman-dominated Spartans (20-14) are the No. 9 seed in the Midwest, college basketball fans get a blue-blood battle in the second round.

Norbertas Giga scored 30 points for 15th-seeded Jacksonville State (20-15), which was one of a record five teams making their first tourney appearance. If Dejan Vasiljevic and Anthony Lawrence Jr. can get some threes to fall and Bruce Brown can play to his potential, I expect the Canes to win this by double-digits. It lived up to the hype as MI, seeded seventh in the Midwest region, poured home a tournament-record 16 three-pointers (16-29, .552) with a total of 16 lead changes and 12 ties throughout a frenetic 40 minutes of play. "Might as well do it one more time". The things that we've grown with. But do they have a benchmark now to say, hey we did this, we did that?

Besides Ward, fellow freshmen Miles Bridges and Joshua Langford played well against the Hurricanes. We had some injuries to some players as well. They were assistant coaches who watched as between 10 and 20 forgotten seconds allowed the top-seeded Jayhawks to rally and send the game into overtime, where they defeated Jud Heathcote's fifth-seeded Spartans, 96-86.

The NCAA Tournament is the main dance in March, but those who were fortunate enough to make to the postseason through the NIT Tournament should also be evaluated for reaching the postseason.

"You know, it's still a process here".

A little more than 10 minutes before taking the podium to talk with the media on Saturday afternoon, Self learned that his good friend and the head coach at his alma mater had chosen to leave Oklahoma State to take over at IL.

"I'm happy he trusted me", Traylor said, "and I'm glad I came through".

"I really think it's the culture we've developed and the schedule we play".

Oklahoma State's progress throughout the season shows promise for next season.