The USC Trojans have been able to string together a string of NCAA Tournament seasons. If the 2020 NCAA Tournament hadn’t been canceled due to the pandemic, the Men of Troy, with Onyeka Okongwu at the top of that particular list, would have played in March Madness. USC has produced an NCAA Tournament-caliber regular season in each of the past four years. No previous USC coach had done that before Andy Enfield accomplished the feat over the past four seasons. (Tim Floyd came the closest, guiding USC to the NCAA Tournaments from 2007 to 2009.)
USC gears up for another March Madness trip this week, heading to the Midwest to face a future Big Ten conference opponent. USC will be doing a lot of airlifting to Big Ten locations in the near future, so consider this a test when the Trojans take on the Michigan State Spartans. USC is the 10th seed in the East region, Michigan State is the 7th seed. The winner will most likely face Marquette (the second seed) in the second round.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch USC-Michigan State:
USC VS. STATE OF MICHIGAN DATE AND TIME
March 9, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USC Trojans head coach Andy Enfield watches the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Get up and shine! USC-Michigan State is Friday, March 17 at 9:15 am Pacific Time. It is the first game of 16 games played on Friday.
TV AND ANNOUNCERS
Team members work to remove the giant NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament March Madness decal at the JW Marriott hotel on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in downtown Indianapolis.
Jw Mariott Ncaa March Madness Tournament Bracket Signage Banner Teardown Elimination Tuesday April 6 2021
The USC-Michigan State game will be on CBS. You’ll have Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas and Jamie Erdahl on the call.
OTHER GAMES DURING THAT TIME
UCU Pavilion on the Saint Mary’s College campus in Moraga, Calif., on Sunday, December 18, as the Colorado State men’s basketball team plays Saint Mary’s.
Other games that overlap with the USC game in that early window on Friday are as follows:
Kennesaw State vs. Xavier, 9:40 a.m. PT, TruTV
UCSB vs. Baylor, 10:30 a.m. PT, TNT
VCU vs. Saint Mary’s, 11 a.m. PT, TBS
March 20, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, United States; Workers move team names on the tournament stand outside the JW Marriott hotel before the 2021 NCAA Tournament first round game between the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and the Creighton Bluejays at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The game will be played at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
March 2, 2023; Los Angeles, California, United States; Arizona Wildcats guard Kerr Kriisa (25) knocks the ball out of the hands of USC Trojans guard Oziyah Sellers (4) in the first half at the Galen Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
USC plays in the first game of the Friday slate. The game after USC-MSU in Columbus will be Vermont versus Marquette. That game will start 30 minutes after the end of Trojans-Spartans.
The story originally appeared on Trojans Wire