The Final Four basketball coaches released a statement Wednesday through the National Association of Basketball Coaches prior to the teams arriving in Indianapolis for practice and media interviews for Saturday's semifinal games at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"We are aware of the recent actions in Indiana and have made a point to talk about this sensitive and important issue among ourselves and with our teams," the statement said. "Each of us strongly supports the positions of the NCAA and our respective institutions on this matter — that discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated.
"As a part of America's higher education system, college basketball plays an important role in diversity, equality, fairness and inclusion, and will continue to do so in the future."
Michigan State and Duke plays at 6:09 pm ET and Kentucky faces Wisconsin at approximately 8:50 pm ET. The championship game is Monday night.