The Michigan State Spartans will face off against the Davidson Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA division one national championship tournament on Friday for a tip off time of 9:40 PM Eastern. This game will be available on CBS. Michigan State comes into this game with a record on the season of 22–12, and are the number seven seed in this match up. Michigan State has won three out of the last five games with notable victories coming against Maryland twice, and Wisconsin by the score of 69–63 in the Big 10 tournament.
Davidson comes into this game as the number 10 seed, and have a record on the season of 27–6. Davidson is the Atlantic 10 conference tournament champions beating St. Louis by the score of 84–69. Davidson has won four out of the last five games with notable victories coming against Fordham, and George Mason by the score of 73–62
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Gabe Brown is the team leader for Michigan State in points per game averaging 11.4 on the season with a field goal percentage of 42.2%, and a free throw percentage of 90.6%. AJ Hoggard is the team leader for Michigan State in minutes per game averaging 20.2 on the season. Marcus Bingham is the team leader for Michigan State and rebounds per game averaging 6.1.
Foster Loyer is the team leader for Davidson in points per game averaging 16.6 on the season with a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and a free-throw percentage of 93%. Foster is also the team leader from the point guard position in minutes per game averaging 30.5 on the season and is also averaging 3.3 assists.