The Michigan State Spartans are in Lincoln tonight to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Both teams are tied with Penn State at the bottom of Big Ten standings with a 0-3 conference record. The loser will earn sole possession of last place until their next game as the Wisconsin-Penn State game tomorrow has been postponed.
Sunday's game at Penn State is being postponed, as mutually agreed upon by both teams due to health and safety concerns— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 2, 2021
The two schools will work with the Big Ten Conference to reschedule the game
The Badgers will resume practice Monday ahead of Thursday's home game vs. Indiana pic.twitter.com/eF83jHfqA2
The Spartans are 10-3 against Nebraska in Big Ten play, 18-9 overall, are riding a six game win-streak in the series, and are 7-6 on the road in the series overall. MSU has also not lost four conference games in a row since 1997 when then second year head coach Tom Izzo dropped five straight. The last time MSU lost four games in a row on the schedule was in 2001-02 when a non-conference loss to Stanford was followed by three straight Big Ten losses to open conference play. The Spartans certainly hope to avoid earning that particular distinction tonight.
8 p.m. EST/7 a.m. CST
Pinnacle Bank Arena - Lincoln, Nebraska
Play-by-play: Larry Punteney
Analyst: Shon Morris
Online Broadcast: Fox Sports app & foxsports.com/live
TCF Bank Spartan Media Network
Lansing: WMMQ (94.9 FM)/WJIM (1240 AM)
Detroit: WJR (760 AM)
Affiliates: 27 affiliates listed at msuspartans.com
Play-by-play: Will Tieman
Analyst: Matt Steigenga
Host: Dalton Shetler
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SiriusXM (internet): 957