Spartans Headed To Southeast Region

Tom Izzo and Michigan State continue their streak of NCAA appearances as the Spartans will take on Pac-10 foe UCLA in opening play of the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan State was placed in the lower bracket of the Southeast region and will open play Thursday against UCLA in Tampa, Florida Overall, the lower bracket favors the Spartans having a chance to advance as a win against the Bruins would place them against the winner of #2 Florida and #15 UC Santa Barbara.

Other teams in the lower half of the Southeast Region include BYU, St. Johns, Gonzaga, and Wofford. If the Spartans are to leave a mark on this season, a run out of this half of the region would go a long way in doing so. However, the upper half of the region is loaded with high quality teams including Big Ten foe Wisconsin.

Leading the Southeast Region is Pittsburgh who earned the #1 seed. Other teams who could play a factor in the upper half of the region include Kansas State, Butler, and Belmont who many feel could surprise Wisconsin in their game.

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