The No. 7 seed Michigan State Spartans (19-12) and the No. 10 seed USC Trojans (22-10) meet on Friday at 12:15 PM in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The contest airs on CBS.

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Michigan State vs. USC Game Info

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Michigan State Stats Insights

  • This season, the Spartans have a 45.0% shooting percentage from the field, which is 6% higher than the 39.0% of shots the Trojans' opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Michigan State shoots higher than 39.0% from the field, it is 17-8 overall.
  • The Trojans are the 150th-ranked rebounding team in the nation, while the Spartans sit at 163rd.
  • The 70.2 points per game the Spartans average are just 2.9 more points than the Trojans allow (67.3).
  • Michigan State has a 13-4 record when putting up more than 67.3 points.

USC Stats Insights

  • The Trojans are shooting 45.7% from the field, 3.7% higher than the 42.0% the Spartans' opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, USC has a 19-3 record in games the team collectively shoots higher than 42.0% from the field.
  • The Spartans are the rebounding team in the nation, the Trojans rank 233rd.
  • The Trojans put up 5.4 more points per game (72.8) than the Spartans give up to opponents (67.4).
  • USC is 16-3 when giving up fewer than 70.2 points.

Michigan State Home & Away Comparison

  • When playing at home, Michigan State is putting up 1.6 more points per game (70.6) than it is in away games (69.0).
  • Defensively the Spartans have been better in home games this season, surrendering 61.4 points per game, compared to 72.0 when playing on the road.
  • Looking at three-pointers, Michigan State has fared better when playing at home this season, sinking 9.1 treys per game with a 41.9% three-point percentage, compared to 6.5 threes per game and a 40.3% three-point percentage in away games.

USC Home & Away Comparison

  • USC averages 76.2 points per game at home, and 68.2 away.
  • In 2022-23 the Trojans are conceding 0.6 more points per game at home (66.8) than on the road (66.2).
  • Beyond the arc, USC knocks down fewer trifectas away (5.1 per game) than at home (7.1), and makes a lower percentage on the road (29.8%) than at home (35.5%) too.

Michigan State Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
2/28/2023 @ Nebraska W 80-67 Pinnacle Bank Arena
3/4/2023 Ohio State W 84-78 Jack Breslin Students Events Center
3/10/2023 Ohio State L 68-58 United Center
3/17/2023 USC - Nationwide Arena

USC Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/2/2023 Arizona L 87-81 Galen Center
3/4/2023 Arizona State W 68-65 Galen Center
3/9/2023 Arizona State L 77-72 T-Mobile Arena
3/17/2023 Michigan State - Nationwide Arena