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Michigan State vs Northwestern Game Thread

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The Spartans are back in the Breslin Center as Northwestern comes to town for a big Ten clash.

Thanks to a thrilling overtime win at Minnesota, Michigan State enters this game 1-0 in conference play and 9-5 on the year. While the overall record leaves a lot of be desired, the Spartans have one of the better home records in conference openers.

Over the past 66 seasons, Michigan State has posted a 46-20 mark in Big Ten home openers. Tom Izzo is 18-3 in Big Ten home openers, including winning 13 of his last 14. That bodes well for the Spartans’ chances tonight against a feisty Wildcats squad.

Northwestern Wildcats (12-2, 1-0 in Big Ten) at Michigan State Spartans (9-5, 1-0)

Date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Game Time: 6 p.m. ET

Location: East Lansing (MI) at the Breslin Center

TV: Big Ten Network

Announcers: Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo will be on the call.

Radio: Spartan Sports Network with Will Tieman, Matt Steigenga and Gus Ganakas calling the action.

Thanks again everyone for joining us to enjoy some Spartans basketball before the new year kicks off.