The Michigan State Spartans will look to stay in first place in the Big Ten as they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road on Sunday.
The Michigan State Spartans (12-6, 4-1) will visit the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-7, 0-4) on Sunday in first place in the Big Ten while the Buckeyes seek their first conference win.
Ohio State comes into Sunday with a sagging résumé, as they are 0-4 since their conference schedule started and have lost all four of their matchups against top-25 opponents.
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JaQuan Lyle runs the point for the Buckeyes, scoring 11.7 points and distributing 5.4 assists per game. Jae’Sean Tate and Trevor Thompson carry the load in the paint for Ohio State, combining for nearly 25 points and over 15 rebounds per game. while shooting a combined 56.7% from the floor. Five different scorers average double-digits for the Buckeyes.
Michigan State is coming off a rout of Minnesota which put them in first place in the Big Ten. Miles Bridges has fully returned to the lineup and led the Spartans with 16 points against Minnesota while Nick Ward ranks second on the team in points (13.6) and rebounds (6.7) per game.
Here are all the details for today’s game:
Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Game Time: 1:30 p.m.
TV: The game will air live on CBS, with Carter Blackburn and Bill Raftery on the call.
Radio: Will Tieman and Drew Neitzel 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 leads the all-time series 72-57 and won their last meeting 81-54 in the Big Ten tournament last March.
Line: Ohio State comes in as the one-point favorite at home.
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