This Sweet 16 matchup features the No. 7 seed Michigan State Spartans (21-12) and the No. 3 seed Kansas State Wildcats (25-9) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The NCAA Tournament contest begins at 6:30 PM.

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Michigan State vs. Kansas State Game Info

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Michigan State Stats Insights

  • The Spartans make 45.1% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.1 percentage points higher than the Wildcats have allowed to their opponents (42%).
  • In games Michigan State shoots higher than 42% from the field, it is 16-6 overall.
  • The Spartans are the 149th-ranked rebounding team in the country, the Wildcats sit at 172nd.
  • The 70.2 points per game the Spartans put up are only 1.3 more points than the Wildcats give up (68.9).
  • Michigan State has a 12-4 record when scoring more than 68.9 points.

Kansas State Stats Insights

  • The Wildcats are shooting 45.8% from the field, 3.9% higher than the 41.9% the Spartans' opponents have shot this season.
  • Kansas State is 14-6 when it shoots higher than 41.9% from the field.
  • The Wildcats are the 172nd-ranked rebounding team in the nation, the Spartans sit at 289th.
  • The Wildcats average 8.5 more points per game (75.5) than the Spartans allow (67).
  • Kansas State has an 18-1 record when giving up fewer than 70.2 points.

Michigan State Home & Away Comparison

  • Michigan State is scoring 70.6 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 1.6 more points than it is averaging in away games (69).
  • The Spartans are ceding 61.4 points per game this year at home, which is 10.6 fewer points than they're allowing in away games (72).
  • Michigan State is draining 9.1 threes per game with a 41.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc when playing at home, which is 2.6 more threes and 1.6% points better than it is averaging on the road (6.5 threes per game, 40.3% three-point percentage).

Kansas State Home & Away Comparison

  • In 2022-23 Kansas State is scoring 1.7 fewer points per game at home (75) than away (76.7).
  • The Wildcats are allowing fewer points at home (61.4 per game) than away (80.6).
  • At home, Kansas State sinks 6.7 3-pointers per game, one fewer than it averages away (7.7). Its 3-point shooting percentage is lower at home (33.1%) than on the road (35.3%) as well.

Michigan State Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/10/2023 Ohio State L 68-58 United Center
3/17/2023 USC W 72-62 Nationwide Arena
3/19/2023 Marquette W 69-60 Nationwide Arena
3/23/2023 Kansas State - Madison Square Garden

Kansas State Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/9/2023 TCU L 80-67 T-Mobile Center
3/17/2023 Montana State W 77-65 Greensboro Coliseum
3/19/2023 Kentucky W 75-69 Greensboro Coliseum
3/23/2023 Michigan State - Madison Square Garden