Williams, Louisville Visit No. 22 Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Michigan.
Louisville (5-1) vs. No.22 Michigan State (5-2)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two senior forwards will be on display as Malik Williams and Louisville take on Marcus Bingham Jr. and No.22 Michigan State. Williams is averaging 8.4 points in the last five games. Bingham is averaging 10.8 points in the last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: Williams, Noah Locke and Jarrod West of Louisville have collectively accounted for 39% of the team’s points this season, including 39% of all Cardinals points in the last five games MIGHTY MALIK: Williams has logged on on 20% of the 15 3-pointers he’s attempted and scored 2 of 8 in his last three games. He has also converted 68.4% of his free throws this season.
UNDEFINED WHEN: Michigan State has a perfect 5-0 record when holding an opponent at 61 points or less. The Spartans are 0-2 when opponents score more than 61 points.
LONG-TERM THREAT: Locke of Louisville has attempted 43 3-pointers and connected on 34.9% of them, and is 12 of 34 in his last five games.
STUDENT DEFENSE: Louisville limited opposing teams to 37.4% shots, the lowest percentage of any ACC team.
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