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Michigan State men’s basketball reschedules Michigan Wolverines for March 1

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The previously postponed game has been rescheduled to open the month of March.

Michigan v Michigan State Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

The Michigan State Spartans have a schedule update for the men’s basketball team, which was announced on Monday afternoon. After the original game in Ann Arbor scheduled for Jan. 8 against the in-state rival Michigan Wolverines was postponed due to COVID-19 among the UM roster, the game has been officially rescheduled for Tuesday, March 1.

The Spartans defeated the Wolverines in East Lansing this past Saturday, using a strong second half performance to power ahead to an 83-67 victory. The win moved Michigan State to 16-4 on the season and 7-2 in the Big Ten. Michigan moved to 10-8 overall and 4-4 in Big Ten action.

The added game on March 1 adds another tough game to an already brutal stretch for the Spartans. Michigan State now plays at home versus Purdue (Feb. 26), on the road at Michigan (March 1), on the road at Ohio State (March 3) and then closes out the regular season at home versus Maryland (March 6). That makes four games in nine days for MSU.

The meeting on March 1 will mark the 190th all-time meeting between the two programs. Michigan State moved to 70-64 in Big Ten play against the Wolverines, though NCAA sanctions make the official count 70-57. The Spartans do trail 102-87 (95-87 per NCAA records) in the all-time head-to-head matchup, however.

The matchup in March is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on FS1.