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|Adreian Payne, 5, and Michigan State are playing some of the best defense in the country as the NCAA tournament nears.|
In TeamRankings' database, which goes back to 1997-98, only 10 teams have finished a season with a total rebound rate of 57.5 percent or above, and three of them were among Tom Izzo's finest productions.
If Michigan State plays this way in March, no team is going to want to see them in their region. Offense. Defense. Rebounding. Coaching.