The West Region's No. 1-seeded Michigan State Spartans will go for their 10th Sweet 16 appearance under head coach Tom Izzo on Sunday in Columbus when they take on the No. 9-seeded Saint Louis Billikens. The winner will take on either Louisville or New Mexico in Phoenix next Thursday.
The Spartans beat No. 16 LIU Brooklyn on Friday night in a rather uneventful 89-67 win to advance to their 11th trip to the round of 32 under Izzo and 20th overall in the history of the program. Draymond Green did have a triple-double in the game, though, joining former Spartan Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson as the only players to have more than one triple-double in the tournament.
Saint Louis enters just their sixth round of 32 after beating No. 8 Memphis, 61-54. It is the Billikens' first round of 32 game since 1998 when they lost to the ultimate champions, the Kentucky Wildcats. Saint Louis hasn't been to the Sweet 16 since 1957 and they only have one Elite 8 appearance, in which they lost to Kansas.
Here's everything you need to know for Sunday's game:
Game Time: approximately 2:45 p.m. ET (after the conclusion of the Georgetown-North Carolina State game)
Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski with Otis Livingston reporting
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