Even though I did the top 5 march madness predictions last week, there is a new #5 team due to Mizzou losing twice. Today we will look at:
#5 Michigan State
Remaining Opponents: #20 Indiana, #11 Ohio State
Prediction: The Spartans have had a tough schedule all year. They had back to back losses to start the season. However, these losses were to UNC and Duke. No doubt about it, they have a tough line up for the next two weeks. If they can get past both of those teams they will have a good shot at a #1 seed due to their strength of schedule. Plus, someone could lose in that time frame.
Draymont Green is a 6’7 Senior forward who averages a double-double. He works hard in 32.9 minutes per night to put in 15.6 PPG and 10.3 RPG. He also helps with 3.6 Assists which is second most on the team. That is a good amount for a big man.
Keith Appl ing is a Sophomore guard from Detroit who accounts for 11.7 PPG while putting in a team-high 3.8 assists per game.
Branden Dawson is a 6’6 Freshman guard who accounts for 8.7 PPG while grabbing 4.7 boards per contest. He also shoots a team-high 58% from the field.
Senior Brandon Wood is a 6’2 guard that contributes 8.2 points of his own per game. He also isn’t too bad at the helpers (2.9 RPG, 2.2 APG).