So. Burke > So. Winston
Fr. Nik = So. Langford
Jr Hardaway = So. Bridges
Fr. GR3 < Fr. JJJ
Fr. Mitch (albeit, peak Mitch) > So. Ward
7 seasons total experience < 9 seasons total experience…but Mich looked way more seasoned composed. Granted, all of the MSU players have only played half a season, still plenty of time for young players to get better and time for a young team to gel.
Having Timmy and Bridges as a push might result from my bias. Timmy could create his own offense and a better shooter; Bridges is a better rebounder and physical specimen (I think he is also 3rd on their team in assists).
But the bench might be an even bigger advantage:
Fr. Spike > Sr. Tum Tum
Fr. Caris > Jr. McQuiad
Jr. Morgan > Sr. Schilling