2023 March Madness stay updates: USC-Michigan State, Kennesaw St-Xavier, extra

If Day 1 of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was any indication of how Friday would possibly play out, school hoops followers are in for a deal with, and we have you lined with all the highest moments from begin to end!

Friday’s motion kicked off with No. 7 Michigan State taking up No. 10 USC within the East Region, adopted by 3-seed Xavier   battling 14-seed Kennesaw State, which made its first event look in program historical past, in an opening-round conflict.

Later on within the day, the No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers will tackle No. 16 seed Farleigh Dickinson at 6:50 p.m. ET within the East, whereas No. 4 Indiana goes up towards No. 13 Kent State at 9:55 p.m. within the Midwest Region.

Follow together with essentially the most up-to-date bracket right here.

Here are the highlights!

14. Kennesaw State vs. 3. Xavier

Power strikes

Xavier jumped out to a 7-0 lead proper out of the gate, setting the tone early. 

It was a fast-paced battle from the tip-off, and each side had been exhibiting off in a giant means early. Exhibit A: 

Heating up

Xavier was commanding the courtroom from the beginning, however Kennesaw State hit back-to-back 3s halfway via the primary half to knot issues up en path to taking its first lead of the sport, 25-23.

10. USC vs. 7. Michigan State

We’re off!

USC was first to attain, however Michigan State discovered a rhythm early and went on a 6-0 run to seize a fast first-half lead.

The Spartans prolonged their result in double digits halfway via the opening body.

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Boom!

Both groups traded off large dunks late within the first half, with Michigan State holding a slight benefit. Then, USC answered with an 8-2 run to drag inside three factors as the primary half winded down. Things had been tied 34-all on the break.

Stay tuned for particulars!

COMING UP:

14. UC Santa Barbara vs. 3. Baylor

14

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

UCSB

3

Baylor Bears

BAY

12. VCU vs. 5. Saint Mary’s

15. Vermont vs. 2. Marquette

15

Vermont Catamounts

UVM

2

Marquette Golden Eagles

MARQ

11. Pittsburgh vs. 6. Iowa State

11

Pittsburgh Panthers

PITT

6

Iowa State Cyclones

ISU

11. North Carolina State vs. 6. Creighton

11

North Carolina State Wolfpack

NCST

6

Creighton Bluejays

CREI

13. Iona vs. 4. UConn

13

Iona Gaels

IONA

4

UConn Huskies

UCONN

16. Fairleigh Dickinson vs. 1. Purdue

11. Providence vs. 6. Kentucky

11

Providence Friars

PROV

6

Kentucky Wildcats

UK

12. Drake vs. 5. Miami (Fla.)

12

Drake Bulldogs

DRKE

5

Miami (FL) Hurricanes

MIA

14. Grand Canyon vs. 3. Gonzaga

14

Grand Canyon Antelopes

GC

3

Gonzaga Bulldogs

GONZ

9. Florida Atlantic vs. 8. Memphis

14. Montana State vs. 3. Kansas State

14

Montana State Bobcats

MTST

3

Kansas State Wildcats

KSU

13. Kent State vs. 4. Indiana

13

Kent State Golden Flashes

KENT

4

Indiana Hoosiers

IND

11. Arizona State vs. 6. TCU

11

Arizona State Sun Devils

ASU

6

TCU Horned Frogs

TCU

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