Coming off an 89-67 victory over LIU-Brooklyn, Michigan State battled Saint Louis for a spot in the Sweet 16. The Billikens were a tough second-game matchup for a No.1 seed, but the Spartans showed why they were the Big Ten champs.
Tom Izzo and Rick Majerus met in a great coaching battle, but Izzo just had more talent on his roster and a better team.
The Spartans are one of very few teams that excel on offense, defense and on the glass. A Tom Izzo team will always be tough and bring it in March, and that's exactly what the Spartans have done so far.
Here are five things we learned in Michigan State's 65-61 win: