The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
The Hurricanes couldn’t really be a contender at the top of the league, could they? We’ll have a pretty good idea if that’s possible after Wednesday night when Miami hosts Michigan State as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Arizona will be the deepest team Sean Miller has had in his nine seasons as a head coach. The Wildcats have 10 legitimate candidates to start and won’t see much of a drop off when a reserve takes the floor.
Jon Rothstein breaks down Thursday’s Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.
Very few times in life do the stars align perfectly, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.