Well, tonight will be the fifth edition of the Champions Classic, which started in 2011 with Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, and Michigan State. Currently, MSU holds a 2-2 record in the event.
Tonight, the Spartans play the Kansas Jayhawks, in what should be the Jayhawks first test of the season. This'll be the second time the two teams have met, MSU won the last matchup between the two squads in 2012.
Cheick Diallo has not been cleared by the NCAA yet, making it look like he'll be sitting out of tonights competition. The Kansas freshman is being investigated for his academics and his relationship with his guardian.
Forwards Gavin Schilling (toe) and Marvin Clark (foot) are both out of tonights game for Michigan State.
And yes, MSU will be wearing their alternate uniforms tonight. The all white uniforms with a script "State" across the chest look pretty damn cool.
MSU is coming off of an 88-52 victory against Florida Atlantic last week, they're pumped heading into this matchup.
Quick facts and how to watch:
Where: United Center, Chicago
When: Tonight, 10 p.m EST
Who: MSU (13) vs. Kansas (4)
Radio: Spartan Sports Network, WJIM-AM (1240)/WMMQ-FM (94.9) in Lansing, WJR-AM (760) in Detroit, Sirius XM Ch. 81