DETROIT (AP) No. 3 Michigan State (30-4) vs. No. 11 Syracuse (22-13)
First round, Midwest Region; Detroit, Sunday, approximately 2:40 p.m. ET.
BOTTOM LINE: The Spartans, with a title-or-bust mentality, are desperately hoping to survive the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years. The Orange will try to overcome playing their third game in five days in what will have the look and sound of a road game.