When it comes to Big Ten basketball, there aren’t many who know the state of Michigan better than former MSU All-American Steve Smith. I caught up with Smith and asked him for three bold predictions leading up to tonight’s much-anticipated Michigan-Michigan State matchup.
The last time Michigan visited Michigan State, it marked the first time the two programs played as top 10 teams. The Spartans rolled to a 75-52 victory in that one. Here’s to hoping Saturday night’s battle is more contested. After all, this one in the Breslin Center marks the Big Ten’s first meeting between teams with 6-0 conference records or better. Really.
Michigan State basketball is going with a special throwback uniform for Saturday night’s huge tussle with rival Michigan at the Breslin Center. The Spartans will wear their “State” script design from 1979, the year Magic Johnson and Michigan State won the national title.
BTN’s third Frozen Friday of the year was a good one. Michigan cruised to a 5-2 victory over Michigan State in the first game of the night. Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-3 come-from-behind win over Ohio State in the nightcap. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
Joe Cox is a standout freshman forward for Michigan State’s men’s ice hockey team, but if hockey doesn’t work out for Cox, he may have a future in professional wrestling.
Saturday’s Michigan vs. Michigan State men’s basketball game is without question the biggest Big Ten hoops game of the year, up to this point. The Spartans (7-0, 18-1) and Wolverines (6-0, 14-4) are the only two remaining undefeated teams in the Big Ten conference.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a photo of Penn State fans photobombing ESPN announcers at last nights Penn State-Nebraska men’s hoops game.