Georgia head coach Mark Fox speaks with Georgia guard Juwan Parker (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference tournament against Arkansas, Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn
Mark Humphrey
March 15, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michigan State, always dangerous when spring gets close, is headed for a warmer climate as the No. 7 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

The Spartans (23-11), who led Wisconsin most of the way Sunday before falling in the Big Ten title game in overtime, take on 10th-seeded Georgia (21-11) on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

Coach Tom Izzo's team qualified for the tournament for the 18th year in a row, tying a Big Ten record (Indiana, 1986-2003). Only Kansas (26) and Duke (20) have longer active streaks.

The Bulldogs lost to Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference semifinals.

The winner advances to meet the winner of second-seeded Virginia and No. 15 Belmont. The Spartans knocked out the Cavaliers in last year's Sweet 16.

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