After two days of madness – literally – the round of 32 kicked off Saturday, March 21 in various arenas nationwide. The first eight teams going to the Sweet 16 have punched their tickets and by the end of the day, the other eight will be decided. The lunchtime game in the East is No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
After beginning the season 28-1, Virginia lost two of their final three games – the regular-season finale to Louisville, then in the ACC Tournament semifinal to North Carolina. Keep in mind the Cavs’ second-leading scorer, Justin Anderson, just returned from an 8-game absence, so there could’ve been some chemistry adjustment factors playing a role. Regardless, Virginia boasts the nation’s top scoring defense (50.7 per game), secured a No. 2 seed in the East region and breezed by its first round opponent, Belmont.
The Cavaliers take on Michigan State – a team that made it to the Elite Eight last March, but has had a roller-coaster of a year. But even with the ups and downs, Michigan State still got a selection committee bid to the Big Dance. MSU beat Georgia in the round of 64 and posts a 24-11 (12-6) record heading into the next round.
But before that happens, here’s how to watch Virginia vs. Michigan State online and on mobile:
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