Michigan St. will play Valparaiso in NCAA opener

Michigan State has received a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region and will open the NCAA tournament against Valparaiso on Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich.

The Spartans (25-8) are coming off a loss to Ohio State in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

Valparaiso (26-7) received a No. 14 seed after defeating Wright State to win the Horizon League tournament.