USC Trojans (22-10, 14-6 Pac-12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (19-12, 11-8 Big Ten)
Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 12:15 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Michigan State -1.5; over/under is 137.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Michigan State Spartans play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the USC Trojans.
The Spartans are 11-8 against Big Ten opponents and 8-4 in non-conference play. Michigan State averages 70.2 points while outscoring opponents by 2.8 points per game.
The Trojans are 14-6 against Pac-12 teams. USC averages 72.8 points and has outscored opponents by 5.5 points per game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyson Walker is scoring 14.6 points per game and averaging 2.5 rebounds for the Spartans. Joey Hauser is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for Michigan State.
Boogie Ellis is scoring 18.0 points per game and averaging 3.7 rebounds for the Trojans. Drew Peterson is averaging 13.2 points and 5.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for USC.
LAST 10 GAMES: Spartans: 5-5, averaging 72.1 points, 28.7 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 3.9 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.1 points per game.
Trojans: 6-4, averaging 74.7 points, 32.6 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.1 points.
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