Michigan State basketball just picked up a monster win over No. 22 UConn in the semifinal of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Thursday afternoon and now the Spartans get that matchup that they were hoping for in the championship against No. 6 Baylor.
The Bears beat Arizona State by 12 points in the opener and then VCU by eight in the semifinal matchup, earning a date with the Spartans in the title game.
Now, these two teams will be fighting for the coveted Battle 4 Atlantis trophy which is usually awarded to a really solid team as this tournament is loaded every year. This season has been no different.
Let’s get bold ahead of this huge battle with Baylor for the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.
3. Gabe Brown makes five 3-pointers
Gabe Brown has not been shy with the ball in his hands this season which has been a nice change for the Spartans and it’s why he’s looked like a vastly improved player.
In the first game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament against Loyola Chicago, he didn’t play much because of foul trouble and was still able to hit a few big 3-pointers. Against UConn, he was a much more balanced scorer, making 2-of-3 shots from deep while finishing with 16 points.
He’s going to take more long-distance shots against Baylor because Michigan State will need him to in order to stay in this game. And he’ll make five.
The most 3-pointers Gabe has made in a game this season was four against Butler on Nov. 17 and he needed 10 attempts to hit that. I see him going 5-for-11 from deep against Baylor.