Healthy Michigan State faces solid Virginia
NEW YORK (AP) Michigan State has been its old self the last couple of weeks or so, finally healthy and looking like the team that was No. 1 in the AP poll for three weeks early in the season.
Virginia jumped to the country’s attention when it ran away with the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and backed it up with the tournament championship.
Michigan State, the team that has become the popular pick to win it all despite being a No. 4 seed, and Virginia, the forgotten No. 1 seed, meet Friday night in the East Regional semifinals.
Making the night a little more historic is that it will be the first time the NCAA tournament has been in Madison Square Garden in 53 years.