The Michigan State Spartans will look to snap a two-game losing streak as they host the #20 Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday.
The Michigan State Spartans (12-8, 4-3) will return home on Tuesday to host the #20 Purdue Boilermakers (16-4, 5-2).
Purdue comes in a half-game behind the leaders in the Big Ten, having won four of their last five games, and is on a two-game home winning streak. The Boilermakers rank second in the country in assists as a team (19.8 per game) and first in the conference in shooting percentage (49.4%).
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Purdue Big man Caleb Swanigan is one of the best players in the conference. He leads the nation in rebounds with 12.5 per game and is Purdue’s top scorer with 18.5 points per game.
Michigan State comes in on a two-game losing streak and 1.5 games out of the lead in the Big Ten, having lost three of their last four after starting conference play 3-0.
Head coach Tom Izzo called this week “a big week” for his young team as a home game with rival Michigan looms this weekend after the Purdue game.
Here are all the details for today’s game:
Michigan State Spartans vs. #20 Purdue Boilermakers
Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich.
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
TV: The game will air live on ESPN2 with Dan Shulman, Dan Dakich and Molly McGrath on the call, and can be streamed via WatchESPN with a subscription.
Radio: Will Tieman, Matt Steigenga and Gus Ganakas 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: Purdue leads the all-time series 66-53, but Michigan State won 66-62 in their last meeting in the Big Ten Championship game last March.
Line: The Boilermakers are three-point favorites and the over/under is 140.5.
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