Michigan State 65, Saint Louis 61
COLUMBUS, OHIO | Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling’s late 3-pointer, giving top-seeded Michigan State a win over Saint Louis and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the West Region.
Michigan State will play No. 4 seed Louisville on Thursday in Phoenix.
Appling added 19 points for the Spartans (29-7), who had to scrap their way past the ninth-seeded Billikens (26-8). Kwamain Mitchell scored 13 and Brian Conklin 11 for Saint Louis, back in the tournament for the first time since 2000.