Friday, March 22, 2019

Michigan State came out hard and the Spartans never stopped fighting. In a dazzling performance that shocked even Mich State fans, they shut down Rick Pitino’s #1 seeded team Lousiville and provided one of the best upsets in the tournament.

Lousiville, who scored over a 100 points during Friday’s match-up against Arizona—and who averaged 74 points per game all season–was held to only 52 points during Sunday’s battle with the Spartans.

Mich State outscored, out-rebounded, out-defended, and just plain out-played the Cardinals.

The Game Stats:

Mich State: 34 rebounds, 19 assists, 7 steals

Field Goal: 46% 3-point: 50%  Free Throw: 72%

Louisville: 25 rebounds, 12 assists, 5 steals

Field Goal: 37%  3-point: 29% Free Throw: 56%  They only made 5 out of 17 three point attempts and only 10 of their 18 free throws.


Players of the Game:

Mich State:

Goran Suton: 19 points, 9 blocks, 1 block, 1 steal and 4 assists.

Kalin Lucas: 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.

Durrell Summers: 12 points, 3 rebounds


Earl Clark: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Preston Knowles: 11 points, 2 blocks, 2 assists and 3 steals


Michigan State’s Coach Tom Izzo did a fantastic job reading Rick Pitino’s team and directing own his team on how to shut down the #1 team in the touney.

Michigan State heads home to Detroit for the Final Four where they will now have a huge home court advantage.

About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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