The Michigan State Spartans will go on the road on Thursday night for a conference matchup with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Michigan State Spartans (13-9, 5-4) begin February by facing the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-11, 4-5) in a Big Ten road matchup on Thursday.
The Cornhuskers started Big Ten play with three straight wins, including a win over then-#16 Indiana, then lost their next five games by an average of less than six points before upsetting #20 Purdue on Sunday.
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Tai Webster, a senior from New Zealand, leads Nebraska in scoring with 18.1 points per game. Nebraska’s leading rebounder, sophomore Ed Morrow, is still out indefinitely after he injured his right foot in January. He has missed the last five games for the Cornhuskers. Sophomore big man Michael Jacobson has averaged 6.8 rebounds per game in Morrow’s absence.
The Spartans started the Big Ten season 3-0 but lost four of their next five before knocking off Michigan at home on Sunday. Miles Bridges has picked up two double-doubles since his return from injury, including 15 points again 13 rebounds against Michigan, and has averaged 20.1 points per game in his last five games. Nick Ward also had a productive January, averaging 12.3 points per game, although his role has diminished since Bridges’ return, especially on the boards.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich.
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
TV: The game will air live on ESPN with Rece Davis and Fran Fraschilla on the call, and can be streamed on 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: Michigan State leads the all-time series 12-9, but Nebraska won their last matchup, 72-71, on January 20, 2016.
Line: The Spartans open as 1.5-point favorites.
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