That won't be the situation Saturday when the second-seeded Spartans (29-6) and No. 10 Minnesota (22-13) meet.
Maryland survived a last-second upset bid at the NCAA tournament when Eric Ayala deflected a pass, leading to a steal by Darryl Morsell that allowed the sixth-seeded Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory over No. 11 Belmont in a first-round game of the East Region at Jacksonville, Fla.
Michigan State and Minnesota met just once during the Big Ten's regular season as the Spartans rolled to a 79-55 win on February 9 in East Lansing.
Sixteen of Kalscheur's points came in the second half as the Gophers extended their lead to 19 points at one point en route to their first NCAA tournament victory since 2013 in Tubby Smith's final season. The selection principles state that if the teams played only once during the season, including the conference tournament, they can play as early as the second round. MSU also made 25 of 26 free throws, including 11 of 12 in the final 2:04, and held Bradley scoreless for a 4:39 stretch late in the half while going on a 9-0 knockout run. The two governors have agreed to wear the shirt of the team that wins the contest in the second round of the East Regional tourney in Des Moines this evening.
Amir Coffey had 27 points to lead the 10th-seeded Gophers, who shot a season-worst 30.5 percent and made only 2 of 22 shots from 3-point range.
Nintendo Labo VR Kit is Detailed in This 7-Minute Trailer
The Toy-Con Bird gives players control of, uh, a bird-squeeze its grips to make the bird fly, and tilt the Toy-Con to steer. Fling different types of fruit toward the hippos to lure them toward your side of the pool and score the most points.
"It's going to be who wins the paint and who wins the rebounding battle", LSU interim coach Tony Benford said. "And so I think it's proving it". "We're excited to play, and to advance, and I'm sure they are, too".
All four notched a double-double in the opening round. Daniel Oturu added eight points and four rebounds.
Naz Reid had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Pitino said as he sat by Kalscheur at the postgame press conference.
Five of those triples came from Kalscheur, who finished a point shy of his career high for points. Louisville sagged off through the majority of the half defensively and let Minnesota take shots that weren't really considered "great looks" and while the majority of them missed, the Gophers did hit an incredible six threes (incredible for them) and it was a huge part of them getting the lead and maintaining it throughout the majority of the half.
"Obviously means a lot to us and it means a lot to our state and our fans and our program as well", senior Jordan Murphy said. "And you sort of expect Big Ten coaches to make those kinds of statements, but the reality is we actually believe it". "It's going to be fun being able to see how well our big men match up against theirs, and the best shall prevail at the end".