My Pick: USC ML
Fading Izzo in March is risky but there are a couple of key factors why I USC in this game. This season USC is averaging 6 more points per game but is a way better team in the second half which will help in the tournament. I like USC’s defense to control the backcourt and play at their own pace on the offensive end. This season USC is holding opponents to under 40 percent from the field and I like that to lead them to victory. Look for USC to force Michigan State into bad shots and lead to easy layups at the other end.