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Spartans, Cards Are Familiar Foes

March 22, 2012

Michigan State faces Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Phoenix Thursday. It's a match-up of two traditional powerhouses, each led by an elite coach, and each team a regular visitor to the Sweet Sixteen. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, MSU has made 12 trips to the Sweet Sixteen, U-L has been there 11 times. It's also a rematch of the 2009 Regional Final, when the Spartans beat the Cardinals, and earned a trip to the Final Four at Ford Field. WDET's Pat Batcheller talked about Thursday night's contest with Jason Smith of theGrio.com. Pat asked Jason what State fans can expect from Louisville. Click the link above to hear the conversation.

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