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March 18 | Friday | 2:45 p.m. ET |
Scottrade Center | St. Louis, Mo. | First Round
#15 Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders
25-9 (13-5, 2nd in C-USA) - C-USA Champions
  • Coach: Kermit Davis (4th NCAA Appearance)
  • Key Wins: Belmont, Old Dominion, Auburn
  • Record vs. RPI Top 50: 1-2
  • NCAA Record: 3-7 (8th appearance)
  • Last Appearance: First Four (2013)
  • Best Finish: Round of 32 (1989)
#2 Michigan State Spartans
29-5 (13-5, 2nd Big 10) - Big 10 Champions
  • Coach: Tom Izzo (19th NCAA Appearance)
  • Key Wins: Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, Indiana
  • Record vs. RPI Top 50: 6-4
  • NCAA Record: 63-28 (30th appearance)
  • Last Appearance: National Semifinals (2015)
  • Best Finish: NCAA Champions (1979, 2000)
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PROBABLE STARTERS
Michigan State
5 Bryn Forbes
Guard
6-3 | 190
Senior
14 Eron Harris
Guard
6-3 | 185
RS Senior
45 Denzel Valentine
Guard
6-5 | 220
Senior
20 Matt Costello
Forward
6-9 | 245
Senior
23 Deyonta Davis
Forward
6-10 | 240
Freshman

Middle Tennessee
20 Giddy Potts
Guard
6-2 | 220
Sophomore
10 Jaqawn Raymond
Guard
6-4 | 200
Senior
2 Perrin Buford
Guard
6-6 | 220
Senior
30 Reggie Upshaw
Forward
6-7 | 232
Junior
0 Darnell Harris
Forward
6-8 | 231
Senior
SEASON STATS
  GP/GS MPG FG 3PT FT RPG APG BLK STL PPG
Bryn Forbes 33/32 27.9 159-323 (.492) 107-217 (.493) 57-69 (.826) 2.2 1.5 1 13 14.6
Eron Harris 33/20 20.6 103-238 (.433) 40-93 (.430) 64-80 (.800) 2.5 2.1 3 9 9.4
Denzel Valentine 29/28 32.8 194-418 (.464) 98-220 (.445) 81-95 (.853) 7.5 7.6 6 30 19.6
Matt Costello 33/33 22.6 135-246 (.549) 2-7 (.286) 72-95 (.758) 8.3 1.3 37 21 10.4
Deyonta Davis 33/14 18.8 111-187 (.594) 0-0 23-38 (.605) 5.6 0.8 63 9 7.4

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