March 11th, 2018




Michigan State No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament, plays Bucknell in first round in Detroit MLive, Kyle Austin
Michigan State has been seen as a national title contender ever since Miles Bridges announced he was returning to school back in April. It now knows its road to that title. Michigan State will open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed against Bucknell in Detroit Friday. The winner of that game will play either TCU, Arizona State or Syracuse.

Men’s hoops No. 3 seed in NCAA Tourney, faces Bucknell in first round SState News, Casey Harrison
The last time the Spartans played, they had no idea which team awaited them in the NCAA Tournament. Or which region they’d be in. MSU (29-4 overall), however, is headed to the Big Dance for the 21st consecutive season, this time as a No. seed in the Midwest region.

Michigan State basketball to face Bucknell to open NCAA tournament Detroit Free Press, Chris Solari
Michigan State is heading to Detroit. The fifth-ranked Spartans received a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region during the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday. MSU will face 14-seed Bucknell in the first round Friday at Little Caesars Arena.

Motown for MSU! Spartans open NCAA play vs. Bucknell at LCA The Detroit News, Matt Charboneau
The national championship has been the goal for Michigan State since before the season started, and on Sunday night the Spartans found out what the path looks like to achieve that goal. And after days of sweating what the NCAA Tournament selection committee might think of the Spartans’ overall resume, the Big Ten regular-season champions will get to stay close to home by beginning play at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s NCAA tournament matchup, seed and Final Four path Lansing State Journal, Graham Couch
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ NCAA tournament opponent, placement and path.

3-seeded Michigan State Basketball to play 14-seeded Bucknell in Detroit isportsweb, Justin Frommer
With the Big Ten Tournament pushed up to be hosted at Madison Square Garden, the Michigan State Basketball team had a week to sit back and speculate about who they play and where they play in the NCAA Tournament. After the dust had settled Sunday evening, the 3-seeded Spartans found out they would not have to do much traveling after being sentenced to play 14-seeded Bucknell out of the Patriot League at Little Caesers Arena in Detroit, MI.

Michigan State’s Final Four path difficult, but climbable Land of 10, Bobby La Gesse
On paper, Michigan State looked the part of a Final Four and national championship contender. On the court, it didn’t always play out that way. Now, with the NCAA Tournament field complete and the Spartans holding a 3 seed, they will need to finally live up to their potential to make a run at the Final Four (or beyond). In reality, though, they need to do it to play beyond the Sweet Sixteen in the Midwest Region.

Michigan State heading to Detroit as No. 3 seed in Midwest Spartan Tailgate, Jeremy Warnemuende
Michigan State’s 21st straight trip to the NCAA tournament will begin in Detroit. The No. 3 seed in the Midwest region, the Spartans will play Friday at Little Caesars Arena against Bucknell. Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest, and MSU could be headed toward a Sweet 16 matchup with No. 2 seed Duke in Omaha, Neb.