The Valparaiso men's basketball team drew the No. 14 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament and will face No. 3 seed Michigan State in Second Round action at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday.
The Crusaders, who enter the tournament with a 26-7 record, earned the Horizon League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Wright State 62-54 in the league tournament championship game. Michigan State received an at-large bid after going 25-8, including 13-5 in Big Ten play.
Also in Valpo's pod is No. 6 Memphis, which earned Conference USA's automatic bid with a 30-4 overall record. The No. 11 seed will be determined by one of the First Four games on Tuesday, played between Saint Mary's (27-6, 14-2 West Coast) and Middle Tennessee (28-5, 19-1 Sun Belt).
Keep an eye on ValpoAthletics.com and the Crusaders' social media accounts (Facebook - Valpo Athletics, Valpo Men's Basketball; Twitter - @valpoathletics, @valpobasketball) for more information regarding game time, ticket information, etc.