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Michigan State a 10 Seed, Will Play UCLA


Courtesy of Larry Lage.

Well, we had to sweat it out, but MSU is heading to Tampa to play UCLA on Thursday.  A possible second-round game with Florida looms thereafter.

At first blush, this isn't a horrible matchup for MSU, as Kenpom actually rates UCLA (#53) eleven places lower than the Spartans (#42).  And, while MSU lost to Florida in Atlantic City last year, even the most casual Spartan fan is familiar with Tom Izzo's tournament record against Billy Donovan.

It's a good showing for the conference, as 7 Big Ten teams made it into the tournament.  We'll have more soon, of course.  For now, what's your reaction to the draw?