Purdue, Butler, MSU to start NCAAs in Detroit; Michigan headed to Wichita

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Purdue, Butler and Michigan State will all open up NCAA Tournament play in Detroit while Michigan is headed to Wichita.

Purdue is the #2 seed in the East Region and will open up against 15th seeded Cal St Fullerton Friday at 12:40pm in Detroit on TruTV. If the Boilers win, they'll play either 7th seeded Arkansas or 10th seeded Butler in the 2nd round Sunday. Purdue beat Butler in the Crossroads Classic earlier this year. The team that advances out of Detroit will head to Boston for the Sweet 16.

The Boilers finished with a 28-6 overall record and were 2nd in the Big Ten. The #2 seed is the highest seed for Purdue since they were also a #2 seed back in 1998.

Michigan State will also open up play in Detroit. The Spartans are the #3 seed in the Midwest Region and will face Patriot League champion Bucknell at 7:10pm in the 1st round Friday.The game will be braodcast on CBS. The winner gets TCU or the winner of the first four game between Syracuse and Arizona State. If Michigan State advances to the Sweet 16, they will head to Omaha.

Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan is the #3 seed in the West Region, opening up Thursday in Wichita against Montana. That game will tipoff around 9:50pm Thursday and will be broadcast on TBS. The winner gets #6 Houston or #11 San Diego State in the 2nd round. If Michigan advances to the Sweet 16, they will head to Los Angeles.

The #1 seeds are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier.

Notre Dame did not make the NCAA Tournament. The Irish were the first team out of the Big Dance and will instead play in the NIT.