Can the Tigers freshman Derrick Rose live up to his billing and propel Memphis into the Elite Eight or will it be MSU's senior Drew Neitzel or perhaps unheralded freshman Chris Allen who gets hot from the perimeter?
GSN caught up with Drew Neitzel and Kalin Lucas, Michigan State's premier guard combo. What are the Spartans doing to prepare for the offense and athleticism of the Tigers? Click through to find out . . .
MSU makes the sweet 16 for the seventh time in 11 years; will play winner of Memphis-Miss St.
As Michigan State (25-8 #5 seed) prepares to square off against the Temple Owls (21-12 #9 seed) in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Denver, Co. The Spartans don't want any Christmas celebration.
Unlike their previous meeting, senior Michael Flowers struggled to contain hot-shooting senior Drew Neitzel all afternoon. But as fate would have it, Flowers got the last laugh with a brilliant defense play that he's made look routine.
A combination of Drew Neitzel's hot play and Ohio State's mistakes made the senior Michigan State guard perhaps the player who put a choke hold on the Buckeyes' NCAA aspirations. Both early and late, Neitzel's 28 points, at times too easy, sent OSU home from the Big Ten tournament Friday.
Drew Neitzel lit the strings on fire in perhaps his finest performance of the season, shooting 6-12 from downtown and 9-17 overall. His stellar performance Friday afternoon helped Michigan State vanquish the Buckeyes 67-60.
Michigan State bounced back from a stinging defeat to OSU only a few days prior to bury the Buckeyes 67-60, knocking the Scarlet and Gray out of the Big Ten Tournament.