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Men’s Basketball: Michigan State Spartans at Iowa Hawkeyes Game Thread

Will this be the game that Tom Izzo finally ties Bobby Knight for most wins at a Big Ten program?

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 19 Illinois at Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans (18-8, 9-6) return to the road to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8, 8-7) in Iowa City for the lone regular season matchup between the programs. Michigan State is riding a two-game losing streak entering the matchup while Iowa is coming off a road upset at Ohio State.

Yet again, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has the opportunity with a win tonight to tie former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Bobby Knight 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.

Go Green!

Series History

  • Today’s game marks the 134th meeting all-time between the two programs.
  • Michigan State leads the all-time series 76-57.
  • MSU has won five of the last seven games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and is 26-36 in Iowa City overall.
  • The Spartans have won 14 of the last 18 and 19 of the last 24 games overall in the series.
  • Tom Izzo is 34-13 in his career as head coach against Iowa.

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

Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena — Iowa City, Iowa

Online Broadcast: ESPN website/WatchESPNApp
Announcers: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Robbie Hummel (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 84 (Sirius, XM, and SiriusXM App)

Go White!