NCAA Tournament schedule 2013: 3rd round action hits Auburn Hills

Gregory Shamus

Louisville, Michigan State and VCU are just some of the teams set to play in Detroit on Saturday.

The city of Detroit is hosting second and third round action of the NCAA Tournament this year. On Saturday, two big games are set to determine which schools move on to the Sweet 16. Here is a preview of both games.

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 5 VCU, 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS

In what could end up being one of the best games played this march, the Wolverines and Rams square off to begin the third round. Michigan is dynamic offensively, led by Player of the Year candidate Trey Burke at point guard.

Virginia Commonwealth really gets after it on the defensive end, trapping their opponents all over the floor and in-turn causing them to cough the ball up. It will be very interesting to see which team controls the pace in the second half.

Whichever team wins this game moves on to the Sweet 16 and could face top-seeded Kansas.

No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 6 Memphis, 2:45 p.m. ET, CBS

Michigan State was one of the more impressive teams in the opening round, making quick work of Valparaiso. Coach Tom Izzo has built his legacy through getting the most out of his teams in March, and it appears the Spartans may be peaking at the right time.

Memphis nearly choked away a double-digit lead late against St. Mary's on Thursday. Look for the Tigers to really push the tempo and try to speed up MSU in transition as they look to pull the upset.

The winner of this game will face the winner of Duke/Creighton.

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