The No. 19 Michigan State Spartans (18-6, 9-4) return to the road tonight after a two-game homestand. MSU faces off against the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-12, 4-9) after defeating PSU 80-64 in East Lansing back in December. Head coach Tom Izzo also has the opportunity with a win to tie former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Bobby Knight tonight for most wins at the helm of a Big Ten program. Izzo currently holds 661 wins to Knight’s 662. Knight still holds a substantial lead in Big Ten league wins over Izzo, 353-320.
Favorite day of the week: GAMEDAY pic.twitter.com/ZZI2wFygbp— Michigan State Men's Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) February 15, 2022
- Today’s game marks the 52nd meeting all-time between the two programs.
- Michigan State leads the all-time series 42-9.
- MSU has won 13 of the last 15 in the series, and 26 of the last 32 games.
- The Spartans are 17-4 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
- Tom Izzo is 35-8 in his career as head coach against Penn State.