No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 6 Tennessee
Despite not having Kalin Lucas, Michigan State will still be able to make its way back to the Final Four. The Spartans were able to score—many of these points came in spurts. The reason for these spurts not continuing was because of Northern Iowa is possibly the best defensive team in the country. Against Tennessee, Michigan State will be able to continue these scoring spurts and turn them into scoring outbursts for more points.
Michigan State 82, Tennessee 76
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 3 Baylor
Get ready for a fast-paced, high-scoring, exciting game. Brian Zoubek and Ekpe Udoh should be an interesting post matchup. Both big men are very good offensive rebounders and can get their offense multiple shots on one possession.
Duke can get hold off its opponents by being able to wear them down and end up with open, perimeter jumpers. Baylor plays solid three-point defense and will not get easily worn down by Duke.
Baylor 87, Duke 84
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