Michigan State Spartans take on Davidson Wildcats in first round of NCAA Tournament

Davidson Wildcats (27-6, 15-3 A-10) vs. Michigan State Spartans (22-12, 11-9 Big Ten)

Greenville, South Carolina; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Michigan State -1.5; plus/minus is 140.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Michigan State Spartans play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the Davidson Wildcats.

The Spartans record in Big Ten games is 11-9. Michigan State ranks fourth among the Big Ten in rebounding with an average of 33.7 rebounds. Marcus Bingham leads the Spartans with 6.1 boards.

The Wildcats are 15-3 in the A-10 game. Davidson ranks sixth in the A-10 with 31.9 rebounds per game led by Luka Brajkovic with an average of 7.3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gabe Brown is averaging 11.4 points for the Spartans. Joey Hauser is averaging 0.8 3-pointers over Michigan State’s last 10 games.

Foster Loyer is shooting 44.5 percent from beyond the arc with 2.6 3-pointers per game for the Wildcats, while averaging 16.3 points and 3.3 assists. Hyunjung Lee is shooting 50.4% and averaging 11.3 points over the last 10 games for Davidson.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spartans: 4-6, averaged 72.2 points, 34.8 rebounds, 14.7 assists, 5.0 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 69.7 points per game.

Wildcats: 7-3, averaging 73.6 points, 32.5 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 64.9 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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