Michigan State vs. Kansas State live score, updates, highlights March Madness Sweet 16 game

Michigan State vs. Kansas State live score, updates, highlights March Madness Sweet 16 game

A battle of state colleges is coming to your screen when 7-seed Michigan State and 3-seed Kansas State face off at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 23, looking to punch their golden ticket to the Elite Eight in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

The East region is wide open after No. 1 Purdue and No. 5 Duke were knocked out of the competition early. The other two standing opponents in the East are No. 4 Tennessee and No. 9 Florida Atlantic.

The Spartans are making their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2019, when they reached the Final Four before falling to Texas Tech. They’re coming in hot after knocking down No. 2 Marquette 69-60.

This is Tom Izzo’s 15th appearance in the regional competition and the 17th overall for the Spartans since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

The Wildcats are making their 18th overall Sweet 16 appearance and first since 2018 when they reached and fell in the Elite Eight to Loyola Chicago. They’re coming in hot after unseating No. 6 seed Kentucky 75-69.

Markquis Nowell has been an outstanding force in the Wildcats’ offense. The guard was one assist shy of posting consecutive double-doubles in his first two NCAA Tournament games, ending the weekend with a game-high 27 points, nine assists and three steals. His performance Sunday was the most points by a Wildcat in March Madness since Rodney McGruder scored 30 against Southern Mississippi on March 15, 2012.

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The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights for No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 3 Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament. Follow below for complete results from the March Madness Sweet 16 game.

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Michigan State vs. Kansas State live updates, highlights from 2023 March Madness

(All times Eastern)

6:50 p.m.: Score at the first TV timeout is 17-17.

6:48 p.m.: MSU already has five offensive rebounds and two second chance points. They’ve bounced back and forth between possessions, tying and untying the game.

6:41 p.m.: Hauser’s three boosted him to 1,000 career points.

6:40 p.m.: Kansas State wins the tipoff and opens the scoring on a Johnson layup. Michigan State gets started off an alleyoop dunk by Sissoko and Hauser ties it with a three-pointer after David N’Guessan misses both free throws.

6:15 p.m.: Jersey colors seem to be the traditional dark green for MSU, and white with purple decal for Kansas State.

6:10 p.m.: Odds are in the Spartans favor tonight, despite being the lower seed. BetMGM has them as a -1.5 favorite.

6:05 p.m.: The starting five lineups have been released.

For the Spartans:

  1. Tyson Walker
  2. Jaden Akins
  3. A.J. Hoggard
  4. Joey Hauser
  5. Mady Sissoko

For the Wildcats:

  1. Markquis Nowell
  2. Cam Carter
  3. Desi Sills
  4. Keyontae Johnson
  5. Nae’Qwan Tomlin

5:50 p.m.: Both teams have arrived to the madness at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The squads are locked in for this highly anticipated 3 vs. 7 matchup. Tickets to the Elite Eight are within arms reach.

What channel is Michigan State vs. Kansas State on today?

  • TV channel: TBS
  • Live stream: NCAA March Madness Live, Sling TV

Basketball fans hoping to watch the battle of Mr. March’s Spartans and the last-standing Wildcats can find it on TBS. There will also be a live stream of the game available on NCAA March Madness Live and Sling TV.

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Michigan State vs. Kansas State start time

  • Date: Thursday, March 23
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

The Sweet 16 game between Michigan State and Kansas State will tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan.

March Madness schedule 2023

Sweet 16

Thursday, March 23

Friday, March 24

Elite Eight

Saturday, March 25

GameTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD6 p.m.TBS, Sling TV
TBD vs. TBD8:30 p.m.TBS, Sling TV

Sunday, March 26

GameTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD2 p.m.CBS
TBD vs. TBD4:55 p.m.CBS

Final Four

Saturday, April 1

GameTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD6 p.m.CBS
TBD vs. TBD8:30 p.m.CBS

National championship

Monday, April 3

GameTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD9 p.m.CBS