Detroit News predictions: MSU vs. Virginia

The Detroit News
Justin Anderson

Matt Charboneau and Bob Wojnowski offer their picks for Sunday's Michigan State vs. Virginia NCAA Tournament game (12:10 p.m., CBS):

Matt Charboneau: Michigan State certainly has history on its side and has the right coach, but it might not have enough fire power to get past Virginia. The Cavaliers will try to slow the pace while the Spartans will want to get out and run. The margin for error is next to nothing for Michigan State and that will likely be too much to overcome. Virginia 61, Michigan State 56

Bob Wojnowski: This is it, the test that will determine if Michigan State is capable of more. Virginia isn't the top seed in the East, but it looks like it. Denzel Valentine has to strike the right pace against the Cavaliers' suffocating defense, not an easy task. The Spartans aren't as good as a year ago, and the Cavaliers might be better, especially with a healthy Justin Anderson at guard. Virginia 58, Michigan State 51