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2021-22 Game 31: 3/6 @Michigan State 4:30PM CBS


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#1 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 03 March 2022 - 10:13 PM

After winning four of their last five games, Maryland travels to East Lansing, MI for their final game before the Big Ten Tournament begins. Michigan State currently holds a record of 19-11 (10-9), and have lost seven of their last nine games including their most recent contest against Ohio State. Tom Izzo's squad was ranked as high as #10 this season, but the last month has been a nightmare for them. In their first meeting with the Terps in early February, the Spartans came away with a two-point victory.

While no one player has dominated the box score all year for Michigan State, they have a number of people who can beat you in any given game. They share the ball extremely well, averaging 16 assists per game. Izzo will burn deep into his bench with regularity, and has nine players who average more than 14 minutes per game.

If Maryland wins this game, they'll guarantee themselves a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament. If they lose, they'll need Penn State to lose to Rutgers in order to avoid playing on Wednesday night.

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  • Maryland: #82 (#66 AdjO, #107 AdjD; #214 AdjT)
  • Michigan State: #43 (#44 AdjO, #56 AdjD; #139 AdjT)

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Posted 04 March 2022 - 09:53 AM

They will probably prove me wrong, but I think Maryland can win this game on Sunday.


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Posted 04 March 2022 - 10:18 AM

They definitely could.  MSU isn't anything special this year and Fatts has been playing great lately.  



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Posted 06 March 2022 - 02:06 AM

Michigan State enters this game as 6-point favorites.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 10:07 AM

They definitely could.  MSU isn't anything special this year and Fatts has been playing great lately.  

Fatts and Ayala are the key.  If they provide 35 plus points, I think Maryland wins this game.  


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 02:15 PM

Penn State just lost to Rutgers, so Maryland is locked in to the #10 seed and a first round bye in the Big Ten Tournament regardless of the result of this game.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:09 PM


Penn State just lost to Rutgers, so Maryland is locked in to the #10 seed and a first round bye in the Big Ten Tournament regardless of the result of this game.

Looks like Michigan State is all but locked in to the #7 seed, so we’ll likely see a rematch of these two teams on Thursday night in Indianapolis.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:19 PM

Starting Five: Russell, Ayala, Hart, Scott, Wahab
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:39 PM

MSU coming out hot.  5-0


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:41 PM

0/4 start from the field for Maryland.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:41 PM

11-0, MSU is very fired up.


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:44 PM

Michigan State is really clogging up the interior defensively, making it very difficult for Maryland to operate down there.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:46 PM

12-0 Michigan State at the under-16.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:46 PM

Maryland is scoreless at the under 16.  MSU is playing ferocious  defense 


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:51 PM

Maryland’s first point comes with 14:56 left in the first half as Hart knocks down a free throw.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:53 PM

Very disappointing 

18-1


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:55 PM

0/13 start from the field for Maryland.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:55 PM

One team knows this game doesn’t matter to them. The other team know it matters for multiple reasons to them.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:57 PM

Maryland’s first field goal comes nearly 9 minutes into the game.

18-3 Michigan State at the under-12.
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Posted 06 March 2022 - 04:57 PM

Well it took 9 minutes but Maryland got a basket 


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