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Sweet Sixteen – Midwest Region

Sweet Sixteen – Midwest Region

Virginia vs Iowa State These two could not have more of a contrast in style of play, with Virginia slowing tempo and Iowa State looking to increase it. Virginia’s ability to slow the game down to the pace they want is from their defensive prowess. Being able to control the game from a defensive standpoint allows

NCAA Tournament – Midwest Region Preview

The Midwest region is loaded with some great #XsOs and great coaches. Michigan State, Virginia, and Iowa State are all top 10 efficient offenses, and add Purdue, Gonzaga, Butler, Utah & Texas Tech and you have half of the teams in the top 30 in half court efficiency (KenPom Rankings). The fascinating part is that every team

Michigan State Down Screens

Michigan State (#2 seed, Midwest Region) is making their customary push into March led by player-of-the year candidate Denzel Valentine. But Valentine is not the only weapon Tom Izzo has at his disposal. Sharpshooting guard Bryn Forbes (14.4 ppg, .484 3P%) has been scorching the nets of late. The Spartans often set down screens to free