The Michigan State Spartans will seek their fourth straight home win as they host the Northeastern Huskies on Sunday night.
After a week off, the Michigan State Spartans (7-4) will take on the Northeastern Huskies (5-5) on Sunday night their fourth of five consecutive home games.
The Huskies were unsuccessful in their bid for a second straight Colonial Athletic Association title a season ago, and have started this season 5-5, including a win one month ago against their only power conference opponent, Connecticut. All ten of Northeastern’s games this season have been decided by ten or fewer points and six were one-possession games.
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The Huskies are the epitome of adequacy. They do not do anything particularly well but they lack any major glaring weaknesses. As a team, they are a middling shooting unit, their assist-to-turnover ratio is near even and they are pretty average on the glass.
Senior guard T.J. Williams has stepped into a bigger role for Northeastern this season, leading the Huskies with 21.9 points per game on 53.1% shooting, including 41.7% from beyond the arc. He also accounts for nearly half of the team’s assists, averaging six a game.
After taking a week off for finals, the Spartans welcome Matt McQuaid back to the lineup. McQuaid missed Michigan State’s win over Tennessee Tech last week after he took a blow to the head that left him with a black eye, which he still wears. Head coach Tom Izzo said McQuaid did not suffer a concussion, but missed the game while he went through concussion protocol as a precaution.
Michigan State will once again be without Miles Bridges, who is still out with an ankle injury suffered at the beginning of the month. While originally expected to miss “a couple weeks,” the Spartans have no plans to rush Bridges back, Izzo saying he will have a better picture of Bridges’ timetable for return later this week.
Eron Harris leads all healthy Spartans with 13.5 points per game. Nick Ward averages 11.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game off the bench and Michigan State averages 19 assists per game as a team.
Here are all the details for today’s game:
Michigan State Spartans vs. Northeastern Huskies
Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich.
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
TV: The game will air live on Big Ten Network, with Brandon Gaudin and Greg Kelser on the call.
Live Stream: The game will available for online streaming with a subscription on BTN2Go.
Radio: Will Tieman and Matt Steigenga will be on the mic for the Spartan Sports Network, which can be streamed here. A full list of over-the-air radio affiliates is available here and the game can be streamed through the SSN Mobile App with a subscription.
Series History: The two teams met for the first time last season. Michigan State won 78-58.
Line: The Spartans are currently 12-point favorites and the over/under is 139.5.