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Harvard, Michigan State Meet in NCAA Men's Basketball Third Round Matchup

Harvard, Michigan State Meet in NCAA Men's Basketball Third Round Matchup

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- The dance continues.

Harvard showed its NCAA Tournament moxie once again as the 12th-seeded Crimson defeated fifth-seeded Cincinnati to set up a third-round date with No. 4 seed Michigan State with a chance to move on to the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden on the line.

Saturday's tipoff against the Spartans is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. EDT on TNT with the broadcast team of Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jaime Maggio calling the action from Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The game can also be heard on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 193 with Ted Robinson and P.J. Carlesimo on the call for Westwood One's NCAA Tournament Radio Network broadcast.

Harvard's upset victory over the Bearcats was the first time an Ivy League won games in consecutive NCAA Division I Men's Basketball championships for the first time since Princeton did so in 1983 and 1984 and the first time since the bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

No. 12 Harvard (27-4, 13-1 Ivy) vs. No. 4 Michigan State (27-8, 12-6 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, March 22 – 8:40 p.m. EDT
Location: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena • Spokane, Wash.
Live Broadcast: TNT & March Madness Live
Harvard-Michigan State Series: Tied, 2-2
Last Meeting: Harvard 68, Michigan State 57 • 12/28/49 • East Lansing, Mich.
Live Stats | Harvard Game Notes | Michigan State Game Notes