Michigan State Men's Basketball 2021 NCAA Tournament Capsule


Michigan State Spartans

Big Ten (15-12, 9-11)

Big Wins: 2/23 Illinois (81-72), 2/25 Ohio State (71-67), 3/7 Michigan (70-64)
Bad Losses: 12/20 at Northwestern (65-79), 12/25 Wisconsin (76-85), 12/28 at Minnesota (56-81)
Coach:  Tom Izzo
Probable Starters:
Rocket Watts, Sophomore, Guard, 7.7 ppg, 2.7 apg
Joshua Langford, Senior, Guard, 9.6 ppg, 1.7 apg
Aaron Henry, Junior, Forward, 15.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.3 bpg
Malik Hall, Sophomore, Forward, 4.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg
Joey Hauser, Junior, Forward, 9.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Key Role Players:
Julius Marble II, Sophomore, Forward, 3.9 ppg, 2.2
Gabe Brown, Junior, Forward, 7.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Marcus Bingham Jr., Junior, Forward, 3.4 ppg, 3.3 apg
A.J. Hoggard, Freshman, Guard, 2.5 ppg, 2.0 apg
Thomas Kithier, Junior, Forward, 2.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 69.5 (222nd in nation, 13th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 70.7 (187, 9)
Field-Goal Percentage: 42.5 (252, 10)
Field-Goal Defense: 42.6 (142, 9)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 6.5 (255, 12)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 32.2 (244, 12)
Free-Throw Percentage: 72.9 (103, 6)
Rebound Margin: 3.3 (80, 5)
Assists Per Game: 16,1 (32, 3)
Turnovers Per Game: 12.8 (146, 12)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2019NCAARound of 64 win over Bradley
2019NCAARound of 32 win over Minnesota
2019NCAARegional Semifinal win over LSU
2019NCAARegional Final win over Duke
2019NCAANational Semifinal loss to Texas Tech
2018NCAARound of 64 win over Bucknell
2018NCAARound of 32 loss to Syracuse
2017NCAARound of 64 win over Miami (FL)
2017NCAARound of 32 loss to Kansas
2016NCAARound of 64 loss to Middle Tennessee State
2015NCAARound of 64 win over Georgia
2015NCAARound of 32 win over Virginia
2015NCAARegional Semifinal win over Oklahoma
2015NCAARegional Final win over Louisville
2015NCAANational Semifinal loss to Duke
2014NCAARound of 64 win over Delaware
2014NCAARound of 32 win over Harvard
2014NCAARegional Semifinal win over Virginia
2014NCAARegional Final loss to Connecticut
2013NCAARound of 64 win over Valparaiso
2013NCAARound of 32 win over Memphis
2013NCAARegional Semifinal loss to Duke
2012NCAARound of 64 win over Long Island
2012NCAARound of 32 win over St. Louis
2012NCAARegional Semifinal loss to Louisville
2011NCAARound of 64 loss to UCLA
2010NCAARound of 64 win over New Mexico State
2010NCAARound of 32 win over Maryland
2010NCAARegional Semifinal win over Northern Iowa
2010NCAARegional Final win over Tennessee
2010NCAANational Semifinal loss to Butler
2009NCAARound of 64 win over Robert Morris
2009NCAARound of 32 win over USC
2009NCAARegional Semifinal win over Kansas
2009NCAARegional Final win over Louisville
2009NCAANational Semifinal win over Connecticut
2009NCAANational Final loss to North Carolina
2008NCAARound of 64 win over Temple
2008NCAARound of 32 win over Pittsburgh
2008NCAARegional Semifinal loss to Memphis
2007NCAARound of 64 win over Marquette
2007NCAARound of 32 loss to North Carolina
*all team stats through 3/7