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The Michigan State Spartans host the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini tonight in the Breslin Center with hopes for a big upset of a squad that struggled on the road of late until their most recent outing at Minensota.

Series History

  • Michigan State and Illinois will meet for the 124th time tonight.
  • MSU leads the head-to-head series, 63-60, and has won 14 of the last 21 games and 16 of the previous 24.
  • Of the last 26 games in the series, 21 have been decided by single digits.
  • Michigan State won both games last season against the Illini.
  • Tom Izzo is 26-18 in his career against the Illini.

Don’t miss the game preview here.


7:00 p.m. EST/6:00 CST


Breslin Center - East Lansing, Michigan

TV: Fox Sports 1 (FS1)

Play-by-play: Kevin Kugler
Analyst: Donny Marshall

Online Broadcast: App


TCF Bank Spartan Media Network
Lansing: WMMQ (94.9 FM)/WJIM (1240 AM)
Detroit: WJR (760 AM)
Affiliates: 27 affiliates listed at
Play-by-play: Will Tieman
Analyst: Matt Steigenga

Online Radio:, and TuneIn App.
SIRIUS/XM/Internet: 372

Go Green!