MT Men's Basketball to Face Michigan St. in NCAA Tournament
Sunday, March 13, 2016 8:52 pm
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team knows their NCAA Tournament destination...
Reaction at the watch party to the announcement the Blue Raiders will be the No. 15 seed and face No. 2 seeded Michigan State in St. Louis, Missiouri, on Friday.
The Blue Raiders are just three seasons removed from their last appearance in the big dance, playing in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Middle Tennessee lost that match-up against fellow No. 11 seed Saint Mary's.
The Blue Raiders and Spartans have met only once in the history of the two programs. Michigan State won the lone meeting in East Lansing in December 1977.
There will be a watch party for the Lady Raider's at the hall of fame building, next to the Murphy Center Monday. The free event and viewing of the selection show is open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 with the selection show beginning at 6pm.
The women's team punched their ticket to the Big Dance with their conference tournament championship on Saturday.
Middle is making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance and is 2-7 all-time in the tournament, with its last win coming against No. 4 seeded Florida State in 1989. The other Blue Raider win came in 1982 when MT defeated No. 6 seeded Kentucky.