MSU, OSU, UW meet media, prep for Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 tips off Thursday night, with three Big Ten teams in action, which means players and coaches met the media and practiced at their respective arenas Wednesday. Ohio State and Wisconsin prepped for their games against Cincinnati and Syracuse, respectively, at TD Garden, while Michigan State got ready for Louisville at US Airways Center. See photos, courtesy of US Presswire, from all three teams in this post.

Indiana, the Big Ten’s fourth team in the Sweet 16, plays Kentucky on Friday at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

Get previews, photos and stats below:

West Semifinal: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 1 Michigan State (AP Preview)
Time, Network: 7:47 PM ET, TBS
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller & Len Elmore
Reporter: Marty Snider
STATS Sweet 16 Nugget: Michigan State has shot 57 percent through two tourney games, the highest since UNC-Wilmington went 59.3 percent in its lone game of 2006 tourney.

Michigan State's Draymond Green

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Michigan State NCAA

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Michigan State NCAA

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Tom Izzo

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East Semifinal: No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 2 Ohio State (AP Preview)
Time, Network: 9:50 PM ET, CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist & Bill Raftery
Reporter: Lesley Visser
STATS Sweet 16 Nugget: Ohio State is one of two teams (UNC) in the tourney with three players who have posted a double-double (Craft, Sullinger, Thomas).

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger

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Thad Matta

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Ohio State NCAA

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Ohio State's Aaron Craft

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East Semifinal: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Syracuse (AP Preview)
Time, Network: 7:15 PM ET, CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist & Bill Raftery
Reporter: Lesley Visser
STATS Sweet 16 Nugget: Jordan Taylor is the only player in the tourney who posted at least six 3-pointers (6), six rebounds (10) and six assists (9) in the first weekend.

Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor

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Wisconsin's Mike Bruesewitz

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Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor

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Wisconsin's Duje Dukan

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NCAA Tournament

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Jordan Taylor

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