WASHINGTON, D.C. (WILX) -- Michigan State is going to be looking in the mirror in a way when the Spartans take the floor Friday night against Louisiana State.
The Spartans and tigers set to battle on the court behind me in the Sweet 16 tomorrow.
Both teams won their conference's regular season title and both teams believe rebounding and limiting turnovers will decide which team advances to the Elite Eight.
Head coach Tom Izzo says, "I don't think there are any secrets with the turnovers and rebounding, offensive rebounding. I said they do it with a vengeance but they almost do it with violence."
LSU forward Naz Reid says "I mean just physicality wise they're both big and strong and it's a test for us and I feel like we can probably pass it."
Kenny Goins for MSU says "Their offensive rebounding is probably top in the nation and they turn people over and get out in transition real well. As long as we don't turn the ball over I think we'll be fine."
Xavier Tillman for MSU says, "With this team being a team that can flourish off our turnovers and get baskets off them we have to make sure that we don't give up turnovers for touchdowns is what we call it which is a bucket off a turnover. If we do turn it over it has to go out of bounds or be a dead ball so that they don't get their break going."
MSU star Cassius Winston and LSU star Tremont Waters will go toe to toe in a highly anticipated match up Friday.
Michigan plays Texas Tech Thursday night in the sweet 16.
We could get a fourth MSU vs. U of M matchup in the Final Four if both teams win their games.