The Michigan State Spartans announced a schedule change for next week’s action late Tuesday evening. MSU will play at Iowa next Tuesday, Feb. 2 and the home game against Nebraska has been pushed back to Saturday, Feb. 6.
Two B1G updates for next week— Michigan State Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) January 27, 2021
→ Our game @ Iowa has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, February 2nd, time TBD.
→ Our game at home vs Nebraska has been moved to Saturday, February 6th at 6:30 PM ET. pic.twitter.com/NeIqfKPe91
Michigan State will be able to play a makeup game in Iowa City next Tuesday, Feb. 2 after the initial game on the road against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Jan. 14 was postponed following COVID-19 issues among the Spartans. This also allows Iowa to avoid going idle as the Hawkeyes would otherwise be in practice following the 14-day shut down by the Michigan Wolverines.
Since Michigan State was originally scheduled to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in East Lansing on Feb. 3, that game has now been pushed back to Saturday, Feb. 6, which was the date the Spartans were originally scheduled to play Michigan in Ann Arbor. Nebraska has been in its own COVID-19 pause and has yet to announce a return to full team activities. It is not entirely clear that Nebraska — with its head coach and seven players just last Monday all testing positive with COVID-19 and a total of 12 people connected with the program as a whole in quarantine or isolation following positive tests — will actually be able to compete by next Saturday. However, we should have a clearer picture by the end of this week.
As the Spartans look to make up the missed games and close out the 20220-2021 men’s basketball season, we will keep you updated with new developments.