NCAA Tournament

March 18, 2012 5:00 AM

NCAA bracket buzz

One day after St. Patrick’s Day, Green was the color of choice for Michigan State on Sunday. Senior forward Draymond Green had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the top-seeded Spartans edged No. 9 seed Saint Louis 65-61 in Columbus, Ohio., reaching the West Regional semifinals in Phoenix. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo advanced to his sixth Sweet 16 in the last 10 years, but this run is largely shaping up to be a story about Green, the Spartans’ do-everything forward. After recording a triple-double against LIU Brooklyn in the Spartans’ opener, Green is now averaging 20 points, 12.5 rebounds and eight assists in two NCAA Tournament games. He’s also joined former Spartan Magic Johnson and Cincinnati great Oscar Robertson as the only players in history to have more than one triple-double in the Big Dance.

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