The No. 1 seeds are as follows: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and yes, Michigan State. If MSU wins its first two games, it will head to Phoenix for the regional semifinals.
It’s the first No. 1 seed for MSU since 2001.
If MSU did make the Final Four, it would play Kentucky, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.
Before that, MSU will play LIU-Brooklyn in the first round on Friday and face the winner between Memphis and Saint Louis. The Spartans’ first two games are in Columbus.
The No. 2 seed in the West is Missouri, which won the Big 12 conference tournament.
Other Big Ten teams — Indiana a No. 4 seed, South Region; Wisconsin a No. 4 seed East Region; Ohio State a No. 2 seed East Region; Michigan a No. 4 seed, Midwest Region and the sixth and final Big Team is … Purdue, a No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region.