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breaking down Marquette starting lineup, rotation

breaking down Marquette starting lineup, rotation

Michigan State took down USC in the round of 64 to move on in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Now, the Spartans are set to square off with the 2-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles.

Marquette is the team standing in the way of a sweet sixteen for MSU, and continuing the Spartans run through March in Tom Izzoโ€™s 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Golden Eagles have a potent offense, that can get hot quickly, and score the basketball at will. They will be a tough challenge for Michigan Stateโ€™s defense.

Check out Marquetteโ€™s starting lineup and rotation:

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Class: Junior

Points: 13.3

Assists: 7.7

Rebounds: 4.2

FG%: 48.3

3PT%: 39.4

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Class: Senior

Points: 15.0

Assists: 2.0

Rebounds: 3.5

FG%: 45.8

3PT%: 35.1

Class: Sophomore

Points: 7.0

Assists: 1.1

Rebounds: 2.6

FG%: 46.8

3PT%: 28.8

Class: Junior

Points: 12.4

Assists: 0.7

Rebounds: 4.6

FG%: 51.3

3PT%: 33.3

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Class: Junior

Points: 11.4

Assists: 3.2

Rebounds: 5.9

FG%: 65.3

3PT%: 0.0

Class: Sophomore

Points: 9.3

Assists: 0.8

Rebounds: 3.3

FG%: 42.2

3PT%: 39.8

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Class: Freshman

Points: 4.8

Assists: 0.8

Rebounds: 1.8

FG%: 45.7

3PT%: 32.8

Class: Freshman

Points: 3.8

Assists: 0.8

Rebounds: 1.1

FG%: 42.0

3PT%: 31.7

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Class: Freshman

Points: 2.7

Assists: 0.2

Rebounds: 1.1

FG%: 43.8

3PT%: 29.2

Marquette does not have a lot of size, but they do have prolific scorers at every position on the court. The Golden Eagles can score all over the court, and will flex their muscle on the offensive side of the court.

Michigan Stateโ€™s defense will need to be on their โ€˜Aโ€™ game, but the offense cannot fall asleep either. MSU will need a perfect blend on both ends of the court to be able to find themselves in the sweet 16.

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