University of Michigan, Michigan State kick off March Madness at Palace of Auburn Hills

(WXYZ) - Both the Spartans and the Wolverines are headed to the Big Dance and they'll kick off March Madness in metro Detroit.

Thursday, number three seed Michigan State will face off against Valparaiso at 12:15 p.m. The fourth-seeded Wolverines will take on South Dakota State at 7:15 p.m.

Should the Spartans beat Valparaiso, they'll advance to the play Memphis, St. Mary's or Middle Tennessee State at the Palace on Saturday.

Michigan has the chance to face VCU or Akron Saturday should they win against South Dakota State.

To see the full 2013 March Madness Bracket click here.

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