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Michigan State Is Absolutely Dominating LSU In The Sweet 16

Cassius Winston of Michigan State.

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 17: Cassius Winston #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates from the sidelines during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half at Breslin Center on February 17, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Through 20 minutes of the first game tonight in Washington, D.C., it has been all Michigan State. The Spartans are absolutely dominating LSU.

Michigan State leads the Tigers 40-28 at intermission. You name a statistical category and Tom Izzo's team has the advantage in it right now.

The Spartans are shooting 47.1 percent from the field and have connected on 7-of-17 three-pointers. They have 10 assists to LSU's three.

On the boards, it is a bloodbath. MSU is outrebounding the Tigers 21-10, but the disparity is even greater than that.

In the first half, Michigan State grabbed 10 offensive rebounds. That's the same amount that LSU has total rebounds. The Tigers only have seven defensive boards.

As long as Michigan State hangs on, they'll move to the Elite Eight on Sunday against either Duke or Virginia Tech. It would be their 10th Elite Eight under Izzo.

The second half of MSU-LSU is coming up soon on CBS.