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No. 3 Michigan State (30-4) vs. No. 11 Syracuse (22-13) - First round, Midwest Region; Detroit, Sunday, approximately 2:40 p.m. ET.

Miles Bridges
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Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help second-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has Michigan State winning the men's title and — no surprises — UConn winning the women's championship.

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Michigan was the best team in the Big Ten Conference at tournament time last year, and things aren't changing.Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 75-64 victory over top-seeded Michigan State on Saturday, ending the No. 2 ranked Spartans' 13-game winning streak.

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Michigan International Speedway is marking its 50th anniversary this year with events and activities throughout the racing season.

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