MSU Not a #1 Seed? Madness!

Spartans draw 2nd seed in NCAAs, Michigan must play its way in.

Michigan State won the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament Sunday, which many observers thought would secure a number-one seed in the 2016 NCAA tournament. Instead the Spartans (29-5, No. 2 in the AP rankings) enter the field as the second seed in the Midwest regional, and will face Conference USA tournament champion Middle Tennessee in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday. Michigan (22-12), which beat Big Ten regular season champion Indiana in the conference tournament, will take on Tulsa in one of the four “play-in” games. The winner would earn the 11th seed in the East regional, and take on Notre Dame in Brooklyn, New York on Friday. WDET Detroit Today producer Art Regner tells Pat Batcheller says he thinks the selection committee slighted MSU. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.


  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.