Oklahoma head basketball coach Lon Kruger and Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo aren’t unfamiliar with one another. As one was starting to ascend the ranks as one of the top coaches in the nation, the other was starting his journey as a bounce-around coach. Tonight, the two will face off as their respective teams play for a right to advance to the East regional final. Tip-off will be at 10:07 p.m. ET on TBS.
If you don’t have time the next two nights to watch all eight games of the Sweet 16, here are the three you want to try to rearrange your schedule to see.
No. 9 Kansas and No. 15 Oklahoma have played each other before. It will not be the same game whatsoever. Kansas lost to rival Kansas State a couple weeks ago but stormed back with two-straight wins to secure at least a share of its 11th consecutive Big 12 regular season title. Oklahoma lost a heartbreaker against No. 17 Iowa State but looks to rebound well against a Jayhawk team that’s missing a couple of key pieces. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.