Wolverines, Spartans learn place in NCAA Tournament

Both teams expected to play in Auburn Hills in 1st round

Published On: Mar 17 2013 03:28:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2013 08:04:34 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Michigan State has landed the No. 3 seed in the Midwest and will play Valparaiso Thursday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Michigan is the No. 4 seed in the South Region and will play South Dakota Thursday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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About the teams: 

Michigan finished the regular season 26-7 overall, 12-6 in the conference. The Wolverines lost in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament to Wisconsin 68-59.

Michigan hasn’t reached sweet 16 since 1994.

Michigan State finished their season 25-8 overall, 13-5 in the conference.

The Spartans lost to Ohio State 61-58 in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals.  Most projections have the Green and White as the #3 seed out of the Auburn Hills pod.  Michigan State has made 15-straight NCAA appearances, and 8 Final Four appearances overall.

Oakland University’s Greg Kampe will be in studio to break down the brackets on Sports Final Edition at 11 p.m. on Local 4.

Follow your selections using Local 4's online tournament bracket.