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Who is Michigan State playing in the Sweet 16 of the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket?

Michigan State has won their second-round matchup and has advanced to the Sweet 16. We take a look at who their next opponent will be in 2023 March Madness.

Mady Sissoko #22 of the Michigan State Spartans dunks the ball against the Marquette Golden Eagles during the first half in the second round game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 19, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The No. 7 Michigan State Spartans outlasted the No. 2 Marquette Golden Eagles and are headed to the Sweet 16 in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. It was a back-and-forth affair all game long, but the Spartans surged in the final ten minutes to win. This is the 21st time the Spartans have reached the Sweet 16 and third straight season they’ve done so.

2023 March Madness bracket

Who is Michigan State playing in second round?

The Spartans will face the No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats in the Sweet 16 round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The game will take place on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and will air on TBS.

Michigan State is 5-2 all-time against Kansas State. They last met in December 1996, and the Spartans won the game 75-43. They have never met in the NCAA Tournament. This is the 18th time Kansas State has reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2019.