With everyone in their starting five scoring at least five points, three seeded Michigan State leads the fourteenth seeded Valparaiso Crusaders 35-18 from Auburn Hills, Michigan. Derrick Nix leads all scorers with 9 on 4-6 shooting from the field, but the real difference between the two teams is on the glass. The Spartans hold a 22-12 advantage on the glass including an 8-2 advantage on the offensive glass. Valpo is shooting only 3-13 from three.
I have Michigan State in the Elite Eight in one bracket and winning it all in the other, so a loss here would be horrible; however, if they can keep up this momentum from the second half of the first half, they look ready for this game.