(WILX) -- MSU's Miles Bridges can soar for slams, dribble to set up shots and effortlessly make 3-pointers from all angles.
He can also drift, defer and drive his coach crazy.
Michigan State's Tom Izzo has been prodding Bridges to do more with the ball, going as far as saying he needs to be more of a jerk on the court and more selfish.
The third-seeded Spartans will need Bridges to play like a star at times in the NCAA Tournament to improve their chances of chasing the school's third national championship.
Purdue is a refreshing throwback team in an era of fast-paced offense, one-and-done players and scandal.
The Boilermakers will head to the NCAA Tournament behind four senior starters who have helped the team win 28 games this season.
The tournament opener for second-seeded Purdue comes Friday against Cal State Fullerton.
And Michigan is roaring into the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
A big reason why is the continued evolution of John Beilein, who has been coaching since the mid-1970s, but remains a student of the game.