The Michigan State Spartans continue their Big Ten schedule on Saturday against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
The Michigan State Spartans (11-5, 3-0) will look to continue their undefeated start in the Big Ten when they face the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-7, 1-2) at the Palestra in Philadelphia on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions come into Saturday’s game at 9-7 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten, having defeated Rutgers on New Year’s Day and lost to both Northwestern and Michigan. They lost both of their games against top-25 opponents in November to then-#1 Duke and #24 Cincinnati.
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Although Penn State’s offense ranks near the bottom in the Big Ten, four Nittany Lions average scoring in double-digits, led by Shep Garner, who averages 13.1 per game. Mike Watkins is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.4 boards per game and he also averages nearly ten points.
The Spartans finally welcomed back Miles Bridges on Wednesday in their rout over Rutgers, and Bridges celebrated his return by getting above the rim for an alley-oop on his first play of the game. While his minutes were limited, head coach Tom Izzo confirmed after the game that Bridges is healthy.
Freshman Nick Ward continues to step up, now as a starter, and leads the team in rebounding. Senior Eron Harris was back in the starting lineup on Wednesday and led Michigan State in scoring in the win.
Here are all the details for today’s game:
Michigan State Spartans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
The Palestra – Philadelphia, Penn.
Game Time: 1:00 p.m.
TV: The game will air live on ESPN, with Dave Flemming and Dan Dakich on the call.
Live Stream: The game will available for online streaming with a subscription on WatchESPN.
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: Michigan State has a 36-7 lead over Penn State in the all-time series and won 88-57 in their last meeting last February.
Line: The Spartans are 6-point favorites and the over/under is 141.