Good morning -- yes, still morning here -- from Spokane for Maryland-Michigan State and a chance to enter the Sweet Sixteen..
*The Terps are in their gold uniforms for the first time in the postseason. The gold became a staple this season at Comcast Center, where Maryland went 15-1. Outsiders might call it "yellow," but it's gold -- which sounds a bit more regal.
Spartans are in green.
*Michigan State G Chris Allen is "penciled in" as the starter despite a foot arch problem. He's likely to guard somebody named Vasquez today.
*Maryland has a good fan group here, all things considered. But it will be hard to compete with the noise and size of the large Michigan State contingent.