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Michigan State basketball: getting to know Marquette

Michigan State basketball: getting to know Marquette

Michigan State is moving on to the round of 32, and are set to take on the No. 2 seed, the Marquette Golden Eagles. The two teams will take the floor at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Sunday.

The Spartans and Golden Eagles have only met one time in history, with MSU winning 79-68 on November 28, 2014.

A spot in the sweet sixteen is waiting for one of these two schools, as both look to continue their runs through March.

Get to know Michigan Stateโ€™s round of 32 opponent Marquette:

Who: Marquette University

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Conference: Big East Conference

Head Coach: Shaka Smart (2nd season)

Starters:

PG: Tyler Kolek (13.3 ppg)

G: Stevie Mitchell (7.0 ppg)

G: Kam Jones (15.0 ppg)

F: Olivier-Maxence Prosper (12.4 ppg)

C: Oso Ighdaro (11.4 ppg)

Bench:

F: David Joplin (9.3 ppg)

G: Chase Ross (4.8 ppg)

G: Sean Jones (3.8 ppg)

F: Ben Gold (2.7 ppg)

Tournament appearances: 35

National championships: 1

Final Four appearances: 3

Elite Eight appearances: 7

Sweet 16 appearances: 16

Overall record: 41-35

Most recent appearance: 2022 (9-seed, 95-63 loss vs 8-seed North Carolina in Rd. of 64)

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