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CBB : ATS Matchup
Sunday 3/18/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
SYRACUSE
 
MICHIGAN ST
+10  

-10  
+375

-550

127
 
55
Final
53

SYRACUSE (22 - 13) vs. MICHIGAN ST (30 - 4)
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Sunday, 3/18/2018 2:40 PM
NCAA Tournament - Second Round - Little Caesars Arena - Detroit, MI
Board OpenLatest
715SYRACUSE129.5128
716MICHIGAN ST-8-10
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
SYRACUSE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games22-13+3.515-1714-1967.030.141.6%37.463.928.839.6%32.9
Road Games8-8+3.48-88-865.627.539.0%37.468.329.340.3%34.9
Last 5 Games4-1+3.74-11-460.827.637.9%36.260.428.839.8%34.6
SYRACUSE Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)67.030.123-5441.6%6-1832.0%16-2273.6%371011167125
vs opponents surrendering71.733.426-5943.1%8-2235.1%13-1871.7%35914186134
Team Stats (Road Games)65.627.521-5539.0%6-1931.9%17-2275.5%371110186134
Stats Against (All Games)63.928.822-5539.6%8-2432.6%13-1773.2%33916186133
vs opponents averaging75.735.627-5945.7%8-2236.5%14-1972.9%36915176124
Stats Against (Road Games)68.329.323-5740.3%7-2429.9%15-2074.2%351017187124

MICHIGAN ST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games30-4+1.215-1815-1681.038.250.5%40.865.231.136.7%30.4
Road Games14-3+4.25-116-1173.833.847.0%39.766.732.337.9%31.8
Last 5 Games4-1-0.11-42-371.635.444.8%38.867.431.240.4%29.4
MICHIGAN ST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)81.038.229-5750.5%8-2041.0%15-2174.8%411019184137
vs opponents surrendering71.833.626-5844.1%7-2135.2%13-1871.8%35913196134
Team Stats (Road Games)73.833.826-5647.0%8-2039.0%13-1872.9%401016194146
Stats Against (All Games)65.231.122-6136.7%7-2233.9%13-1872.6%30912206102
vs opponents averaging74.134.826-5944.7%8-2234.7%14-2070.8%36914176124
Stats Against (Road Games)66.732.323-6037.9%7-2034.2%14-2072.2%3291219693
Average power rating of opponents played: SYRACUSE 81.8,  MICHIGAN ST 79.8
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
SYRACUSE - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
1/27/2018@ PITTSBURGH60-55W-10L122.5U19-5435.2%481118-6527.7%429
1/31/2018@ GEORGIA TECH51-55L0L121U15-5030.0%401521-6333.3%389
2/3/2018VIRGINIA44-59L6L114U17-5133.3%26723-4748.9%3511
2/5/2018@ LOUISVILLE78-73W7W132O25-5347.2%32824-5246.2%3111
2/11/2018WAKE FOREST78-70W-7.5W133.5O23-5046.0%35824-5543.6%3214
2/14/2018NC STATE70-74L-6L142O23-4452.3%251527-4955.1%2319
2/17/2018@ MIAMI62-55W4.5W128.5U25-5248.1%371120-5933.9%297
2/21/2018N CAROLINA74-78L4T146.5O25-5843.1%341029-6544.6%388
2/24/2018@ DUKE44-60L13.5L142.5U17-5431.5%331722-5341.5%3711
2/28/2018@ BOSTON COLLEGE70-85L2L136O19-5038.0%341526-5448.1%2910
3/3/2018CLEMSON55-52W0W124U16-5330.2%36718-4540.0%3312
3/6/2018*WAKE FOREST73-64W-4W134.5O23-4254.8%341823-6435.9%3012
3/7/2018*N CAROLINA59-78L7.5L141.5U20-6331.7%371225-5743.9%4211
3/14/2018*ARIZONA ST60-56W1W139.5U20-4940.8%371121-5240.4%3411
3/16/2018*TCU57-52W4.5W135U21-5736.8%37719-4839.6%3413
3/18/2018*MICHIGAN ST              

MICHIGAN ST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
1/28/2018@ MARYLAND74-68W-6T146.5U25-6339.7%461024-5642.9%298
1/31/2018PENN ST76-68W-14.5L141.5O24-4850.0%401626-6937.7%298
2/3/2018@ INDIANA63-60W-8L141U23-4748.9%291119-6628.8%538
2/6/2018@ IOWA96-93W-10L154O32-5756.1%341036-6952.2%308
2/10/2018PURDUE68-65W-3.5L148U29-6048.3%37626-6440.6%343
2/13/2018@ MINNESOTA87-57W-10.5W147.5U32-6053.3%491419-5932.2%238
2/17/2018@ NORTHWESTERN65-60W-9.5L132U20-4643.5%351221-5637.5%267
2/20/2018ILLINOIS81-61W-17W146.5U24-5147.1%40817-5232.7%285
2/25/2018@ WISCONSIN68-63W-7.5L135.5U23-5343.4%401322-5937.3%284
3/2/2018*WISCONSIN63-60W-11.5L130.5U24-5642.9%411126-5745.6%276
3/3/2018*MICHIGAN64-75L-5L135.5O24-6338.1%33821-4744.7%369
3/16/2018*BUCKNELL82-78W-14.5L151O31-5853.4%401023-5541.8%288
3/18/2018*SYRACUSE              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
SYRACUSE: Last season: 19-15, lost in second round of NIT
Who's gone: G Andrew White (18.5 points per game), F Tyler Lydon (13.2 points, 8.6 rebounds per game), G John Gillon (10.5 points, 5.4 assists per game), F Taurean Thompson (9.2 points), F Tyler Roberson (4.9 rebounds), F Dajuan Coleman (4.8 rebounds).
Who's back: G Tyus Battle is the lone returning starter and was third on the team in scoring as a freshman (11.3 points per game) and second in 3-pointers with 60. Junior G Frank Howard averaged 4.5 points and 3.6 assists with 38 steals as a sophomore and played in all but one game last season. F Matthew Moyer redshirted, and C Paschal Chukwu suffered an eye injury in December and did not play again.
Who's new: G Howard Washington, F Oshae Brissett, F Bourama Sidibe, F Marek Dolezaj, G Geno Thorpe, and G Elijah Hughes, who has to sit one year after transferring from from East Carolina.
The Skinny: Syracuse's 15 losses last season were the most in Boeheim's career, and with the departure of assistant coach Mike Hopkins and such a big turnover on the roster the Orange are an afterthought at best, picked in the preseason to finish 10th in the ACC. Syracuse was the top seed in the NIT last spring, which likely meant it was close to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. This team is younger but has more size, and with a veteran like Thorpe, a fifth-year senior who led South Florida in scoring (15.1 points) and assists (4.6), and the added experience of Battle and Frank Howard to help fill the void left by last year's fifth-year seniors (White and Gillon), an NCAA Tournament bid is not out of the question.
MICHIGAN ST: Last season: 20-15, lost to Kansas in NCAA round of 32.
Who's gone: G Eron Harris, G Alvin Ellis, F Matt Van Dyk.
Who's back: Four of the top five and eight of the top 10 scorers from last season. F Miles Bridges turned down a chance to be an NBA lottery pick to return for his sophomore season. Bridges is the Big Ten preseason player of the year and a national player of the year candidate. F Nick Ward averaged nearly 14 points and six-plus rebounds as a freshman, trailing only Bridges on the team. Ward joined Bridges on the preseason All-Big Ten team.
Who's new: F Jaren Jackson and F Xavier Tillman are talented enough as freshmen to be key players on a loaded team. The 6-11, 242-pound Jackson is projected by some as top-five pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Izzo said the 6-8, 260-pound Tillman was the biggest surprise in early practices.
The Skinny: Izzo, a Hall of Fame coach, has a good shot to win his second national championship, reach his eighth Final Four and win his first Big Ten regular season title since 2012.
PREVIEW
Syracuse looks to take down No. 3 seed Michigan St.
 

Longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim knows how gut-wrenching the NCAA Tournament can be to everyone but the eventual national champion.

Boeheim feels badly for Virginia coach Tony Bennett and his team after the Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed in tournament history to lose to a No. 16 seed.

"This tournament just breaks your heart," Boeheim said. "The better you are, the more it breaks your heart. It's unfortunate but everything revolves around what you do in this tournament if you're good. If you're not so good, it's good just to get in it."

Syracuse was fortunate to receive one of the last at-large bids and had to work its way through the First Four round. The Orange, seeded 11th in the Midwest Region, are in a position to provide heartbreak to one of the top seeds.

They got into the Round of 64 by edging Arizona State on Wednesday, then topped No. 6 seed TCU 57-52 on Friday night. The Orange will face No. 3 seed Michigan State, which defeated No. 14 Bucknell 82-78 in the second round on Sunday afternoon at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena.

As usual, Syracuse (22-13) is living off its vaunted zone defense. It held the Horned Frogs to 39.6 percent shooting and forced 13 turnovers to grind out the victory. That's the formula it will try to use against the athletically gifted Spartans (30-4).

"We're going to play the way we play," Boeheim said. "We're not running up and down."

The Orange had plenty of trouble scoring Friday as their main three offensive threats -- Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard -- shot a combined 11 for 40 from the field. They were bailed out by freshman forward Marek Dolezaj, who scored a game-high 17 points.

"He's a good defender and he's capable of scoring in the right situations," Boeheim said of Dolezaj. "Everybody we play is worried about the other three guys. He gets into some really good situations. He gets the ball, open, at 10 feet a lot. He's gradually been able to figure that out."

Michigan State relied on its best option to shake off the pesky Bison. Sophomore forward Miles Bridges took 22 shots and poured in 29 points.

"I did get on Miles at halftime," coach Tom Izzo said. "But boy, we started running some stuff for him and he started answering the bell, one right after another."

The Spartans didn't play for nearly two weeks prior to their tournament opener. They trailed just once and built a commanding lead in the late going. Bucknell hit a flurry of 3-pointers in the final two minutes but ran out of time.

"Considering the layoff, we were pretty sharp for maybe 30 minutes of the game," Izzo said. "But when we weren't sharp, it was really disappointing. It wasn't one mistake, it was like three or four. That's got to change if we're going to be moving on."

In a game that got chippy at times, particularly in the second half, the Spartans showed their longtime coach some toughness.

"We're still growing, we're still trying to get better but we really took a big step because it was a physical game," he said.

The traditional powers haven't met in the tournament since 2000. The Spartans won in the regional semifinals 75-58 and went on to win the national championship.


Last Updated: 10/15/2018 4:30:29 PM EST


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