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

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

The No. 9/10 Michigan State Spartans (14-2, 5-0) host the Northwestern Wildcats (8-6, 1-4) this afternoon for the second game against NU this season. Michigan State defeated Northwestern in Evanston by a final score of 73-67 on Jan. 2.

Michigan State enters the matchup having last defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday to extend the team’s winning streak to nine-straight games, which includes a 5-0 start in Big Ten Conference play. Northwestern, meanwhile, enters the matchup on a four-game losing streak, having lost Wednesday night at home to Maryland in double-overtime.

Series History

  • Today’s game marks the 134th meeting all-time between the two programs.
  • Michigan State leads the all-time series 94-39.
  • MSU is 52-8 in East Lansing against NU, including 49-4 in the Breslin Center.
  • The Spartans have won 13 of the last 14 games in the series, and the last eight at home.
  • Tom Izzo is 39-5 against Northwestern while at the helm in East Lansing.

When: Noon EST/11:00 a.m. CST

Where: Breslin Center - East Lansing, Michigan

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

Announcers: Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Jess Settles (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 88 (Sirius) and Channel 83 (SiriusXM App)

Go Green!