COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 17: Jaden Akins #3 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a basket against the USC Trojans during the second half in the first round game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 17, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan State University is advancing in the NCAA Tournament.

Tom Izzo and the Spartans towered over USC on Friday (March 17), 72-62, to take the win. Next the Spartans will appear in the tournament on Sunday (March 19).

Check out photos from the big win below!

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