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.
- 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.
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: FoxSports.com/FoxSports App
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
Online Radio: MSUSpartans.com, TuneIn.com and TuneIn App.