The Michigan State Spartans will look to avenge their earlier loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in their rematch on Tuesday at the Breslin Center.
The Michigan State Spartans (15-10, 7-5) will host the Ohio State Buckeyes (15-11, 5-8) on Tuesday as they look to free themselves from the tournament bubble.
The Buckeyes won their previous matchup with the Spartans, 72-67 in Columbus, but have split their eight games since then, leaving them on the outside looking in at the NCAA at-large field.
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Trevor Thompson has developed into one of the Big Ten’s most productive big men, averaging 10.8 points and 9.4 rebounds in less than 23 minutes a game. Jae’Sean Tate leads Ohio State with 14.3 points per game and JaQuan Lyle adds 11.4 points while also averaging five assists.
The Michigan State Spartans have struggled to maintain possession in recent games, committing 21 turnovers in back to back contests. Miles Bridges continues to lead the team in scoring and rebounding (16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds per game) and picked up his fifth double-double in the Spartans’ win over Iowa on Saturday. Four freshmen scored in double digits in Saturday’s win.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich.
Game Time: 9:00 p.m.
TV: The game will air live on ESPN with Dan Shulman, Dan Dakich, and Molly McGrath 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 72-58, but Ohio State won their most recent matchup a month ago, 72-67.
Line: The Spartans are currently 6.5-point favorites and the over/under is 140.5.
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