2023 March Madness highlights: USC-Michigan State, Kennesaw St-Xavier, more
If Day 1 of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was any indication of how Friday might play out, college hoops fans are in for a treat, and we’ve got you covered with all the top moments from start to finish!
Friday’s action kicked off with No. 7 Michigan State taking on No. 10 USC in the East Region, followed by 3-seed Xavier going up against 14-seed Kennesaw State, which is making its first tournament appearance in program history, in an opening-round clash.
Later on in the day, the No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers will take on No. 16 seed Farleigh Dickinson at 6:50 p.m. ET in the East, while No. 4 Indiana goes up against No. 13 Kent State at 9:55 p.m. in the Midwest Region.
Xavier jumped out to a 7-0 lead right out of the gate, setting the tone early against Kennesaw State.
USC was first to score, but Michigan State found a rhythm early and went on a 6-0 run to grab a quick first-half lead.
The Spartans extended their lead to double digits midway through the opening frame.
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