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How and what to watch for No. 2 Duke vs. Michigan State in Second Round of 2022 NCAA Tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Sunday’s second round March Madness matchup between Duke and Michigan State.

Duke Blue Devils forward Paolo Banchero (5) reacts during the second half against the Cal State Fullerton Titans during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The first round of the 2022 NCAA tournament continues, and March Madness has lived up to its name thus far. The No. 2 Duke Blue Devils picked up an easy 78-61 win over No. 15 CS Fullerton, and the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans beat back a push from the No. 10 Davidson Wildcats 74-73 in what ended up becoming a nail biter down the stretch.

All odds below are from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Game date: Sunday, March 19th
Game time: 5:15 p.m.
TV channel: CBS
Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC

Odds: Duke -6.5, Total 144

No. 2 Duke 28-6 (16-4 ACC): At-Large

First Round: Defeated No. 15 CSU Fullerton 78-61
KenPom rating: 12 Overall, 7 Offense, 44 Defense
Leading scorer: Paolo Banchero, 17.0 points per game
Key stat: Paolo Banchero scored in double digits in all but two games this season.

The Blue Devils took a 10 point lead into halftime and didn’t look back. Paolo Banchero finished with a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Duke had 21 assists compared to CS Fullerton’s 10. The Blue Devils shot 51.7% from the field and held the Titans to 37.5% shooting.

No. 7 Michigan State 22-12 (11-9 Big Ten)

First Round: Defeated No. 10 Davidson 74-73
KenPom rating: 39 Overall, 36 Offense, 57 Defense
Leading scorer: Gabe Brown, 11.4 ppg
Key stat of tournament: Despite shooting just 7-26 from three-point range, the Spartans advanced past Davidson.

If it’s March, it must be time for Tom Izzo to start winning basketball games. The Spartans out-rebounded the Wildcats 35-32, but barely hang on to advance to face Duke with Mike Krzyzewski’s career on the line.