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2017 Schedule
20-15, 5th in Big Ten
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Bridges improves draft stock in tourney

Miles Bridges' career at Michigan State is likely over, but he finished with a bang, averaging 20 points and 8.5 rebounds against Miami and Kansas.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self on defeating Tom Izzo: "There are a lot of guys out there that are hard to beat, and he's at the top of the list. ... You gotta earn everything."

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

All season long Kansas scored points and won close games. Now the Jayhawk offense is operating at an even higher gear and winning blowouts. Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III and Devonte' Graham accounted for 61 of KU's 90 points, as Bill Self's team easily beat Michigan State. The last time Tom Izzo failed to make the Sweet 16 in each of two consecutive seasons was 2006 and 2007.

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Kansas' offensive options too much for Michigan State (1:33)
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Jackson finishes off Spartans with demoralizing jam (0:17)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jackson and the Kansas starters check out to a huge ovation. What a night for the freshman, who had 23 points in the Jayhawks' victory over Michigan State.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Michigan State and Kansas are already in the bonus. Free-throw shooting is going to be critical down the stretch.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's best interior player Nick Ward just picked up his third foul and heads to the bench. The Spartans are going to have to pick up the slack elsewhere in the paint to contend with Kansas' athletic frontline.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas was about to head into half with a double-digit lead and all the momentum. Instead, Michigan State's Joshua Langford nailed a 3 from the top of the key, and teammate Miles Bridges followed that up by drawing a foul from 3, before making all three free throws. The Spartans quickly very much back in this one.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas is absolutely obliterating Michigan State on the glass. Jayhawks center Landen Lucas alone has nine boards. Michigan State's entire team has 11.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Big sequence, largely engineered on both ends by Frank Mason III, leads to a Kansas a 6-0 run. Mason, Josh Jackson and the Jayhawks are finally getting into the open court, which is where they want to be.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of jawing between Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Kansas point guard Frank Mason III. Getting chippy in Tulsa.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State leading scorer Miles Bridges about to check back in the game after briefly going to the locker room with an injury.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State freshman forward Miles Bridges is going to the locker room after having to leave the court with an injury. Big development for Michigan State's leading scorer.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas star freshman Josh Jackson looks out of sorts early against Michigan State, which features several players he grew up with in Detroit. Jackson, whose college decision came down to the Jayhawks and Spartans, was even stuffed by the rim on what should've been an easy dunk for him.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors all-star Draymond Green is in Tulsa to watch his alma mater, Michigan State. Green and the Warriors play the Thunder in OKC Monday night.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

First match-up of lottery picks in the NCAA Tourney: KU's Josh Jackson v Michigan State's Miles Bridges. Jackson is ranked No. 3 & Bridges No. 10 in our Top 100

ESPN Stats and Information  

Tom Izzo's .840 winning percentage in the second game of a weekend is the highest among coaches since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985 (minimum 10 games), better than fellow Hall of Fame coaches Mike Krzyzewski (.800) and Dean Smith (.762)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Michigan State and Kansas have won a combined five national titles and reached 23 Final Fours -- including 11 combined under Tom Izzo and Bill Self.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State freshman guard Cassius Winston on facing Kansas' Josh Jackson, whom he's known since the 2nd grade: "That's my brother, and I wish the best for him in every aspect of the game in the future. I want to see him go far, that's just how it is. But tomorrow we're playing against each other and it's us against them, so we're going to do the best for us to win the game."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Izzo: "You can talk about (Josh Jackson's) ability to put the ball on the floor and run the lane and this and that, but I think he plays as hard as any player I've seen in a lot of years. When star players play that hard. … that makes it special."

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.9207th
Rebounds Per Game36.4Tied-135th
Assists Per Game16.914th
Points Allowed68.783rd

Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30