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Michigan State vs. Duke: How they match up in NCAA Final Four

Michigan State vs. Duke: How they match up in NCAA Final Four
Duke forward Justise Winslow tries to power his way past Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez during Blue Devils' 66-52 victory over the Bulldogs on Sunday in the South Regional final in Houston. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

WHO: No. 7 Michigan State (27-11) vs. No. 1 Duke (33-4).

WHAT: NCAA men's basketball national semifinal, Saturday, 3 p.m. PDT.

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WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. TV: TBS.

UPDATE: Duke won the South Regional over Gonzaga in Houston, while Michigan State won the East Regional over Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y. Duke defeated Michigan State, 81-71, on Nov. 18, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Duke has a three-freshmen lineup led by Jahlil Okafor, who averages 17.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Duke is the only team in the nation with three freshmen — Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones — averaging double figures. Senior guard Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.5 points per game. Michigan State got to the Final Four by holding four tournament opponents to 34% shooting. Senior guard Travis Trice has stepped up of late, averaging 18.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in his last 15 games. Duke (2010) and Michigan State (2000) both won their last NCAA titles in Indianapolis. Coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo have combined for 19 Final Four appearances.

STARTERS

Michigan State; Ht; Wt; PPG; P; Duke; Ht; Wt; PPG

Travis Trice; 6-0; 170; 15.3; G; Tyus Jones; 6-1; 190; 11.6

Tum Tum Nairn Jr.; 5-10; 170; 2.2; G; Quinn Cook; 6-2; 185; 15.5

Denzel Valentine; 6-5; 220; 14.3; G; Matt Jones; 6-5; 210; 6.1

Branden Dawson; 6-6; 225; 11.9; F; Justise Winslow; 6-6; 225; 12.5

Gavin Schilling; 6-9; 240; 5.2; F/C; Jahlil Okafor; 6-11; 270; 17.5

RESERVES

Michigan State; Ht; Wt; PPG; P; Duke; Ht; Wt; PPG

Bryn Forbes; 6-3; 180; 8.7; G; Grayson Allen; 6-4; 195; 3.9

Matt Costello; 6-9; 245; 7.0; F; Amile Jefferson; 6-9; 215; 6.4

Marvin Clark; 6-6; 225; 4.6; F/C; Marshall Plumlee; 7-0; 255; 2.3

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