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13-5, 1st in MVC

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State survived a serious upset bid from Bradley in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Des Moines, but the Spartans' 76-65 victory was hardly inspiring. Michigan State, the No. 2 seed in the East, didn't take a lead of eight points until less than three minutes remained. The Spartans had to rely on Cassius Winston, who was their leading scorer with 26 points, far too much. Michigan State will play 10-seed Minnesota in the second round on Saturday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

If you're wondering – and you probably are if you're watching Michigan State and Bradley – the No. 2 seed has lost just eight times to the No. 15 seed in the NCAA tournament. Michigan State, in fact, is the most recent upset victim as a No. 2 seed. The Spartans as the two-seed in 2016 lost to Middle Tennessee State. Michigan State leads Bradley 50-48 with less than 12 minutes remaining.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensively, Cassius Winston carried Michigan State in the first half. Winston has 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting. The rest of the Spartans are 6-of-20. Michigan State, the No. 2 seed in the East Regional, trail 15th-seeded Bradley 35-34 at halftime. Bradley is 6-of-9 from three, compared to 2-of-10 for the Spartans.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.2144th
Rebounds Per Game41.422nd
Assists Per Game14.4115th
Points Allowed63.461st

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record11-8
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8