Tip time in Phoenix Thursday is 7:47pm. Michigan State, the number one seed in the West, if a five point favorite over Louisville. MSU has won five straight and Louisville has won six straight. Both teams won their conference post season tournaments. Louisville coach Rick Pitino is 9-0 in Sweet 16 games.
The winner gets the winner of Thursday's second game between Marquette and Florida. Game time Saturday for the Regional final has not been announced.