CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 10: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center on March 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The NCAA Tournament starts on Tuesday (March 14) with the First Four and then kicks off the official First Round on Thursday (March 16) and Friday (March 17).

As for Michigan teams, the Wolverines didn’t make the tournament this year. But, Michigan State took the No. 7 seed in the First Round. They’ll go up against the No. 10 seed USC Trojans in Columbus at 12:15 p.m. Friday. The top four seeds in Michigan State’s region are Purdue, Marquette, Kansas State and Tennessee.

MSU head coach Tom Izzo now has taken his Spartans to a 25th consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament. That breaks the previous record he shared with recently retired Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. As a Spartan, it warms my heart to see this. Izzo and Krzyzewski are both tops.

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