March Madness tipped off Tuesday but it begins tonight for Michigan State, Michigan and Detroit, the state’s three teams playing in this year’s NCAA Men’s tournament, which kicked into high gear yesterday with 16 second round games.
Michigan State, the top seed in the West region, has a 9:20 tip-off time for its game in Columbus against Long Island University Brooklyn.
MSU All American senior forward Draymond Green says the veterans on this year’s team have been trying to school the younger Spartans on avoiding the trap of looking past a team like LIU Brooklyn…
Meanwhile, Michigan’s game against Ohio University in Nashville is scheduled to begin tonight at 7:20. And then it’s a late start in Omaha for Detroit, with the Titans taking on Kansas beginning around ten o’clock.
Looking at Thursday’s action at the Big Dance, Syracuse, the East region’s number one seed, survived a major scare before beating UNC Asheville 72-to-65 while VCU pulled off the upset of the day with the 12th-seeded Rams defeating fifth-seed Wichita State 62-to-59.
Also in the South Region, 11th-seeded Colorado upended sixth-seeded UNLV, 68-64. A trio of Big Ten teams advanced with victories for Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Others to advance on Thursday include top overall seed Kentucky, as well as Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga, Baylor, Murray State, Louisville, Marquette, New Mexico and Iowa State, which eliminated defending champion Connecticut.