Published: March 23, 2013

Men's, women's basketball advance with NCAA tournament wins

The Michigan State University men's and women's basketball teams both won their respective games Saturday to advance in the NCAA tournament. 

Gary Harris scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first half to help third-seeded MSU cruise past sixth-seeded Memphis 70-48 on Saturday, putting the Spartans in the round of 16 for the fifth time in six years. MSU (27-8) will play the winner of the Duke-Creighton game on Friday in the Midwest Regional semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Kiana Johnson scored 16 points, Annalise Pickrel added 14 and fifth-seeded MSU halted Marist's string of first-round NCAA upsets Saturday with a 55-47 win. MSU will play Maryland on Monday on the fourth-seeded Terrapins' home court. Maryland won Saturday's opener 72-52 over Quinnipiac.

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