Michigan State enters the tournament with the No. 1 seed for the fourth time in tournament history and first since 2009, finishing with a conference record of 13-5.
During the regular season MSU defeated Iowa 95-61 in East Lansing in early January and loss to Illinois 42-41 later in the same month on the road in Champaign.
Friday's game is set to tip-off at Noon (ET) and will be televised by ESPN.
A victory in the second round would place the Spartans in a Saturday (1:40 p.m. ET) contest against the winner of No. 4 seed Wisconsin who will play the winner of a first round game between Indiana (No. 5 seed) and Penn State (No. 12 seed).
Attached is the complete tournament bracket for this year's tournament.