The Michigan State Spartans open the season tonight against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. It marks the first meeting between the two programs and the first matchup against a Big Sky Conference member since a 100-62 win over Idaho in 2008.
The Spartans are 6-2 all-time against Big Sky members, the two losses both coming against Weber State. Those losses came Dec. 28, 1979 in a 63-61 defeat and on March 17, 1995 in a 79-72 loss. MSU’s lone victory against Weber State came Dec. 28, 1996 in a 83-51 victory. Be sure to catch the preview of NAU here before tip.
- When: Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 CT
- Where: Breslin Center - East Lansing, MI
- TV: N/A, streaming on B1G+ only
- Announcers: Brendan Schabath (play-by-play), Zach Surdenik (analyst), Veronica Bolanos (sideline)
- Radio: TCF Bank Spartan Media Network; Will Tieman (play-by-play), Matt Steigenga (color analyst)
- Flagship Stations: Lansing: WMMQ (94.9 FM)/WJIM (1240 AM); Detroit: WJR (760 AM); Grand Rapids: WBFX (101.3 FM)
- Affiliates: 24 affiliates listed at msuspartans.com
- Betting Odds: Michigan State is a 21-point favorite with the Over/under at 142.5 per DraftKings Sportsbook.
Jaden Akins in uniform and warming up and hour before Michigan State-Northern Arizona— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) November 7, 2022