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Michigan State Spartans vs Syracuse Orange Game Thread

The Spartans look to earn a spot in the Sweet 16.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round: Bucknell Bison vs Michigan State Spartans Rick Osentoski -USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan State Spartans continue NCAA Tournament play today, as they’ll face the Syracuse Orange for a spot in the Sweet 16.

Michigan State, winners of 14 of its last 15 games, enters the game with a 30-4 overall record after an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday. Miles Bridges scored a game-high 29 points, connecting on 12-of-22 shots from the field to go with nine boards and four assists.

On the other side, Syracuse improved to 22-13 after beating TCU, 57-52, on Friday night. MSU and Syracuse have met 17 times in school history, and the Orange lead the head-to-head series, 10-7, and have won the last four meetings.

Tipoff is slated for 2:40 p.m. EST on CBS, with Ian Eagle calling the play-by-play, Jim Spanarkel serving as the color analyst and Allie LaForce on sidelines.

The Spartan Sports Network radio call can be heard on one of 38 affiliates and on the web at The game can also be heard on Sirius 137, XM 201 and Internet 962.