NCAA Basketball

Michigan St. ousts East No. 2 Marquette

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Tom Izzo leaned on star guard and native New Yorker Tyson Walker to get Michigan State to Madison Square Garden for the Sweet 16.

Walker, a fourth-year player who grew up in Westbury on Long Island, delivered against Marquette in March Madness on Sunday night, scoring 23 points and punctuating Michigan State's 69-60 victory with a steal and his first ever collegiate dunk late in the game.

And Walker wants to make sure his 68-year-old, Hall of Fame coach has a quintessential Big Apple experience.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama31-5
2 Houston33-3
3 Purdue29-6
4 Kansas28-8
5 Texas28-8
6 Marquette29-7
7 UCLA31-5
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga30-5
10 UConn27-8
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama31-5
2 Kansas28-8
3 Gonzaga30-5
4 Houston33-3
5 San Diego State29-6
6 Purdue29-6
7 UCLA31-5
8 Duke27-9
9 Texas28-8
10 Florida Atlantic33-3
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