5 Takeaways: Michigan State tops USC, advances in NCAA Tournament with strong defensive effort

Michigan State rediscovered the defensive prowess that head coach Tom Izzo has been clamoring for in recent weeks, and the Spartans defeated USC 72-62 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here are five quick takeaways:

1.) Michigan State puts the clamps on USC’s top scorers

Michigan State still has a few things to clean up defensively, but this was a nice bounce-back performance on that end of the floor for the Spartans.

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