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Michigan State's Halftime Shooting Stats Were Embarrassing

A closeup of Tom Izzo during a Michigan State Spartans basketball game.

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the second half against the Syracuse Orange in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The second half of Michigan State-Syracuse has begun in Detroit. Thankfully.

The first half of the contest between the No. 3 Spartans and No. 10 Orange was one of the worst first halves we've seen in an NCAA Tournament game. If you like offense, or something that kind of closely resembles offense, it was not the first half for you.

Both teams were terrible. Michigan State was especially bad.

The Spartans, a popular national title pick, shot 8 of 28 from the field. They shot 5 of 19 from the 3-point line and that fifth three-pointer was a ridiculously lucky buzzer-beating one.

It was just bad.

Here are the full stats:

Ugly is right.

Thankfully, the second half has begun. Offense is starting to take place a little bit.

The game is on CBS.