[!LIVE#FREE]!# Colby-Sawyer vs Yale Live College Basketball (12/8/2023)
With the sheer amount of experience this team has, plus a comfort level with a game on the line and added options on the interior, Michigan State should be right in the mix of the title conversation.
This season, they open as BartTorvik’s fourth-ranked team, despite losing two starters Arthur Kaluma and Ryan Nembhard. Nembhard is a big loss, but Utah State transfer Steven Ashworth is a more than capable replacement. Ashworth shot 42.9 percent from three and is as steady as they come with the ball. Kaluma averaged 11.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season for the Bluejays, but according to HoopLens, there was a negligible drop-off from when Kaluma was off the court.
Ryan Kalkbrenner will keep the defense elite and the offense should be extremely potent once again thanks to Baylor Scheierman and Trey Alexander. The Bluejays lost in the Elite Eight by just a single point to San Diego State, despite shooting 2/17 from three. With a little better luck this March, Creighton could be cutting down the nets.