Two power house programs, two well known coaches, Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski led their teams to another Final Four trip in the NCAA Tournament. This will be Coach Izzo’s 7th time in the Final Four with the Spartans and his most impressive coaching job so far. Coach Izzo faces a familiar face in Coach K with his 12th Final Four appearance in his legendary career.
In their last meeting in November at the Champions Classic, Duke defeated Michigan State by 10 points but this Michigan State team has grown together and fought their way and faced some of the elite teams during the tournament.
For Duke, Okafor would need to step up his game as he has struggle the past two games but the Blue Devils shot the ball well in their game against Gonzaga from behind the arch. If the Spartans can defend well outside the paint and Okafor has another off game, we may see an upset tonight.
– Key for Michigan State: Defending the 3-pointer
- X-Factor: Travis Trice
– Key for Duke: Defending the point guards (Travis Trice)
- X-Factor: Jahlil Okafor
Duke wins by four points, 64-60.
Game time: 6:09pm EST on TBS