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NCAA Tournament: UCLA Bruins vs. Michigan State Spartans Game Thread

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The Michigan State Spartans face off against the UCLA Bruins tonight in the play-in round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Tonight’s game marks the 11th all-time meeting between the two programs and second ever in the NCAA Tournament.

Series History

  • UCLA leads the all-time series with Michigan State, 6-4.
  • The Spartans have won two-straight against the Bruins.
  • Tom Izzo is 3-3 in his career against UCLA, including a 0-1 mark in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Michigan State lost the sole matchup against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament as a 10-seed in Round One of the 2011 tournament, falling to the No. 7 seeded Bruins 78-76.

Don’t miss the game preview here.

When: 9:57 p.m. EDT/8:57 CDT

Where: Mackey Arena - West Lafayette, Indiana


Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Jim Jackson (analyst), Allie LaForce (sideline)

Online Broadcast: Sports App

Radio: 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: Channel 206

Go Green!