WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas State beat Michigan State 98-93 in a Sweet 16 thriller at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Following that game, the ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic Owls defeated Tennessee 62-55.
Ninth-seeded FAU will play third-seeded Kansas State in the East Region final at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The game will be broadcast at 5:09 p.m. on TBS. It will be the first meeting between the two schools as K-State seeks its first Final Four berth since 1964. Tickets for the game can still be purchased here.
It will be K-State’s 13th Elite Eight appearance and the first since 2017-18. K-State’s 26 wins are the third-most in a single season, trailing the 29 in 2009-10 and the 27 in 2012-13.
The 26 wins by coach Jerome Tang are the second-most by a first-year head coach in school history, trailing the 27 by Bruce Weber in 2012-13.