4. MSU's version of Tremont Waters? Meet Cassius Winston
It will be a meeting of dynamic, undersized guards when Tremont Waters and the Tigers square off with Michigan State and junior guard Cassius Winston (pictured above) on Friday.
Winston, measuring an inch taller than Waters at 6 foot, leads the Spartans in points, assists and steals -- just like Waters. He's averaging 18.9 points, 7.5 assists and a steal per game. He scored a season high 29 points against Nebraska on Jan. 17. He nearly matched that total in the First Round against Bradley, scoring 26 points.
Other players the Tigers will have to keep an eye on are junior forward Nick Ward (13.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks), sophomore forward Xavier Tillman (9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks) and senior forward Kenny Goins (8.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks)