Michigan St., Duke should be a battle
Michigan State is a more complete team than they were back in December now that freshman Drew Neitzel has elevated his game. The Spartans are 8-2 since coach Tom Izzo inserted him into the starting lineup. Nietzel's playmaking allows Chris Hill to move back to the two-guard spot where he has knocked down 59 three-pointers this season. Neitzel only had one assist and no points in ten minutes of play against Duke in December. How he reacts to the pressures of the Sweet 16, especially versus Sean Dockery and Daniel Ewing, will be a key to this game.
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