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

A pair of Sweet 16 regulars will square off Thursday when the Michigan State Spartans play the Louisville Cardinals in the West Region semifinal in Phoenix.

Thursday's game will be at 7:47 p.m. ET and will air on TBS.

Michigan State is making its fourth trip to the Sweet 16 in the last five years, while Louisville has now advanced three times in the past five years.

No. 1 seed Michigan State advanced to the round of 16 by outlasting No. 9 seed Saint Louis University in the third round on Sunday. SLU was down by just two points with 3:19 to play, but Draymond Green stabilized the Spartans down the stretch. Green had two points, two assists and two rebounds in the final four minutes, helping MSU pull away for the 65-61 win.

The No. 4 seed Cardinals are also coming off of a dogfight, beating No. 5 seed New Mexico 59-56 in a third-round game on Saturday. Louisville was up by as many as 15 but had to hang on after its lead was cut to three in the waning minutes.

You can find more about the Michigan State Spartans at The Only Colors. For more coverage of the 2012 NCAA tournament, visit SB Nation Detroit's StoryStream. Also, make sure to check out SB Nation's NCAA tournament hub and our printable NCAA tournament bracket.

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