2012 NCAA Tournament Schedule: Michigan State Vs. LIU Brooklyn Game Time, TV Schedule And More

Michigan State started the season unranked, but now the Spartans head into the 2012 NCAA tournament with the No. 1 seed in the West Region. They earned it after beating Ohio State in the 2012 Big Ten tournament championship game and now will turn their attention to LIU Brooklyn, their opponent on Friday night in Columbus.

Here are the details on Michigan State's opening game:

Matchup: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn

Game date/time: Friday, March 16, 9:20 p.m. ET (approximate)

Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

TV: TBS

Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski (Otis Livingston on the sideline)

For more on Michigan State, visit The Only Colors. For more coverage of the Spartans in the 2012 NCAA tournament, visit SB Nation Detroit's StoryStream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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