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Do 13-seed Blue Hens have a chance against mighty Spartans?

Delaware has shown a clear ability to score the ball this season, but it hasn't been nearly as efficient in doing so as Michigan State, which was putting up the numbers you see above against Big Ten defenses.

Speaking of defense, Michigan State is longer, more athletic and more physical than any team Delaware has played in the last three months. Those traits are really going to become apparent on the glass.

As is often the case when mid-major autobid plays a high-major, high-seed, depth is going to be an issue. Delaware realistically has five guys who can score, and three of those guys -- Saddler, Usher and Threatt -- account for 72 percent of the Blue Hens' total points.

By contrast, Michigan State's scoring is far more balanced and the Spartans can comfortably go at least eight guys deep without any worry.

Delaware is the CAA champ and Michigan State is a popular pick to become the national champ.

Again, these teams don't stack up. Then again, no team that's ever pulled off a major upset has ever matched up well on paper.

-- Nick Menta, CSNPhilly.com

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