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Michigan State Vs. Memphis NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

Michigan State forward Adreian Payne (5) goes to the basket past Valparaiso guard Matt Kenney (23) in the first half of a sec
Michigan State forward Adreian Payne (5) goes to the basket past Valparaiso guard Matt Kenney (23) in the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

No. 3 seed Michigan State will face No. 6 seed Memphis in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest region.

The Spartans opened the tournament with a win against No. 14 Valparaiso in the second round. Not long after, Memphis held off a resilient Saint Mary's team to narrowly avoid an early exit with a 54-52 win over the Gaels.

The winner in this matchup on March 23 at 2:45 p.m. EST will advance to the Sweet 16.

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Michigan State

Regular Season Record: 25-8

Conference Record: 13-5 (Big Ten)

Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Ohio State in semifinals

Top Players: Keith Appling (Guard), Gary Harris (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Kansas (#7), Ohio State (#11), Minnesota (#18), Michigan (#4), Wisconsin (#22)

Worst Losses: UConn (66-62)

RPI Ranking: 8

Memphis
Regular Season Record: 28-4
Conference Record: 16-0 (Conference USA)
Conference Tournament Results: Won Conference USA vs. Southern Mississippi
Top Player: Joe Jackson (Guard)
Top 25 Wins: None
Worst Losses: Xavier (64-62), Minnesota (84-75)
RPI Ranking: 13

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