The last game of the regular season is upon us, and it has a lot of significance. The No. 19 Ohio State Buckeyes make the trip to East Lansing to take on the No. 16 Michigan State Spartans at 4:30 p.m. EDT inside the Breslin Center. The game can be watched on CBS.
Not only is it senior day and the last time Cassius Winston, Kyle Ahrens, Conner George and possibly Joshua Langford will ever play an NCAA game at the Breslin Center, but there is also a third-straight Big Ten Conference title on the line. The Spartans won’t win it outright this year, but a victory locks in a share of the championship. The results will also affect the seeding for the Big Ten Tournament.
Needless to say, head coach Tom Izzo is going to have his Spartan players ready. Emotions, effort and energy will be high. With that said, this is no easy task. Ohio State is surging right now, with four-straight wins and six wins in its last seven games. MSU has also won four games in a row, after a brutal stretch of four losses in five games.
The Spartans need to limit the effect Kaleb Wesson has on the game. He averages 14.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, two assists and one block per game. Other scoring threats for OSU include Duane Washington Jr. (11.3 ppg) and Andre Wesson (9.2 ppg). It appears junior forward Kyle Young will remain out for the Buckeyes with an ankle injury.
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