The Michigan State Spartans faced a tremendous challenge in their Sweet 16 victory against top-seeded Virginia because the Cavaliers were a tough, physical team that played sensational defense.
The Spartans face a different kind of a challenge when they line up against UConn Huskies in the Elite Eight. The Huskies are an athletic team that boasts tremendous quickness and skill. If Kevin Ollie's Huskies have their way, they will push the pace and turn this game into a high-scoring affair.
Michigan State is not averse to playing a fast-paced game, but head coach Tom Izzo wants it to be on the Spartans' terms. Here are the biggest challenges the Spartans face against UConn.