Michigan State 61, Virginia 59 / Final / NCAA

Fri, March 28, 2014 9:57 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: Madison Square Garden • New York, NY [N]  
Cavaliers (59)
Spartans (61)
Tournament Seedings: Michigan State #4, Virginia #1
Score by Half: Virginia 31-30 - 59   Michigan State 27-32 - 61  
Team Rebounds: Virginia 3, Michigan State 6
Officials: L.Douglas Sirmons, James Breeding, Brian O'Connell
Attendance: 19,314
Top Performances
1Branden Dawson (MSU) 24 pts (9/16 fg), 10 reb
2Adreian Payne (MSU) 16 pts (5/12 fg), 2/5 3fg, 5 reb, 2 blk
3Malcolm Brogdon (UVA) 17 pts (4/14 fg), 2/4 3fg, 5 reb, 3 stl
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before UVA 1935 (#2), MSU 1934 (#11)  After UVA 1916 (#2), MSU 1953 (#11)
ELO Points Transfer: 19
AP Game Recap

NEW YORK -- Michigan State turned the defensive tables on Virginia, and the Spartans advanced to the Elite Eight, putting them back in a place where they have had a lot of success.

Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spartans forced top-seeded Virginia into a terrible shooting performance in a 61-59 victory Friday night to advance to East Regional final of the NCAA tournament.

The fourth-seeded Spartans (29-8) will play Connecticut (29-8) on Sunday with a Final Four berth at stake. The seventh-seeded Huskies beat third-seeded Iowa State 81-76 earlier Friday.

Michigan State overcame a horrible start to the second half and then withstood a late run by the Cavaliers (30-7) to advance to the regional finals for the eighth time since 1999 -- all under coach Tom Izzo.

News Articles
Ties: 7   Biggest Lead: MSU +10   Run: MSU 13-2 (2-10:35 to 2-06:15)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Michigan State, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Michigan State, 2-0 Since 2003: Michigan State, 3-0
UVA 75 MSU 82

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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