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Men’s Basketball: No. 10 Michigan State at No. 24 Illinois Game Thread

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Michigan State Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 10 Michigan State Spartans (15-3, 6-1) visit Champaign, Illinois tonight to take on the No. 24 Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5, 6-2) at the State Farm Center. Michigan State is coming off a huge road win Saturday at then No. 8 Wisconsin, while Illinois enters the matchup on a two-game losing streak.

This series has been a tightly contested one of late. Of the past 27 games between the programs, 22 have been decided by 10 points or fewer.

Series History

  • Today’s game marks the 125th meeting all-time between the two programs.
  • Michigan State leads the all-time series 64-60.
  • MSU has won 15 of the past 22 games, and 17 of the last 25 overall against the Illini.
  • Tom Izzo is 27-18 against Illinois as head coach.

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

Where: State Farm Center - Champaign, Illinois

Online Broadcast: or the WatchESPNApp

Announcers: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Robbie Hummel (analyst), Myron Metcalf (sideline)

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 81 (Sirius/XM/SiriusXM App)

Go Green!