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Men’s Basketball: Minnesota at No. 9/10 Michigan State Game Thread

The Golden Gophers, and Roy Williams, visit the Breslin Center tonight

Michigan State v Minnesota John Autey / MediaNews Group / St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images

The No. 9/10 Michigan State Spartans (13-2, 4-0) host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-3, 1-3) tonight for the second game against the Gophers this season. Michigan State defeated Minnesota in Minneapolis 75-67 on Dec. 8.

Michigan State enters the matchup having last defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Jan. 5 to extend the team’s winning streak to eight-straight games, which includes a 4-0 start in Big Ten Conference play. Minnesota, meanwhile, enters the matchup on a two-game losing streak, having dropped both of the past two Big Ten matchups on its schedule by double-figures.

Former North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball head coach is visiting the Breslin Center for the game to enjoy the venue as a spectator rather than a hated opponent.

Series History

  • Today’s game marks the 136th meeting all-time between the two programs.
  • Michigan State leads the all-time series 74-61.
  • MSU is 44-20 in East Lansing against Minnesota.
  • The Spartans have won six of the last seven games in the series, and nine of the last 11 contests.

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

Where: Breslin Center - East Lansing, Michigan

TV: Big Ten Network
Online Broadcast: Fox Sports Live/Fox Sports App

Announcers: Lisa Byington (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst)

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 85 (Sirius), Channel 195 (XM), and Channel 957 (SiriusXM App)

Go Green!