Coach Tom Izzo says Michigan State (8-4, 2-4 Big Ten) is planning to play at Rutgers (8-6, 4-6) on Thursday night after postponing three straight games due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
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ESPN.com's college basketball experts make predictions for Michigan-Minnesota, Baylor-Texas Tech and other top games of the weekend.
- Izzo: Spartans to return Thursday at Rutgers
- Izzo's son, MSU C positive; next 2 games ppd.
- Northwestern stuns 'inept' No. 4 Michigan State
- Anticipated Michigan State-UVa game postponed
Michigan State says center Mady Sissoko and guard Steven Izzo have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Spartans' next two games, against Iowa and Indiana, have been postponed.
— Trevion Williams made a short jumper with 4.5 seconds left and scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime, rallying Purdue past No. 23 Michigan State 55-54 on Friday night after trailing by 17.
ESPN.com's college basketball experts make predictions for Texas-West Virginia and other top games of the weekend.
— Aaron Henry had 20 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, helping No. 23 Michigan State pull away to beat No. 15 Rutgers 68-45 on Tuesday night.
Texas handed Kansas a historic loss at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. What kind of leap does the Longhorns' blowout merit?
— Aaron Henry scored a career-high 27 points and No. 17 Michigan State ended a three-game losing streak with a 84-77 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing why they have no problem with the NCAA’s “Mask Madness,” the strength of the Big Ten, Iowa losing big games, their worry for Michigan State, Baylor and Gonzaga versus the field, and blue blood not flowing through the sport this year.
— Liam Robbins had 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, leading a stifling effort by No. 21 Minnesota on defense to beat No. 17 Michigan State 81-56 on Monday night.
Iowa and Michigan State are struggling. Northwestern and Minnesota are ascending. Will the new Big Ten balance of power hold?
— D’Mitrk Trice scored a season-high 29 points, lifting No. 9 Wisconsin to a 85-76 win over No. 12 Michigan State on Friday.
Exactly what is the pecking order in the Big Ten? With four of the seven ranked Big Ten teams in action, Christmas Day could answer some questions.
Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas discuss the mental strain of the pandemic and how it's impacting teams on the court.
The Scarlet Knights moved to 6-0 with a rout of Maryland and victory over Illinois last week, and they make their first appearance in our top 16.
Boo Buie scored a career-high 30 points as Northwestern beat Michigan State for the first time in almost a decade, topping the No. 4 Spartans 79-65 on Sunday night.
— Boo Buie scored a career-high 30 points and Northwestern beat Michigan State for the first time in almost a decade, topping the No. 4 Spartans 79-65 on Sunday night.
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N'western's 79-65 win Sunday at home vs. #4 Mich. St. was its first vs. an AP top-5 team since NU stunned Magic Johnson's #4 Spartans 83-65, 1/27/79 in Evanston, during MSU's national title run (NU finished 2-16 & in last place in the Big Ten that season). Before Sun., MSU had won 12 straight, 16 of 17 & 28 of 30 vs. NU and, since 1984, when the series was tied at 33, MSU was 60-5 (including 1 win streak of 20) to take a 93-38 series lead. Tom Izzo was 38-4 vs NU & Chris Collins 0-11 vs. MSU.
The top-to-bottom strength of the Big 12 and B1G has remained formidable in the early stages of 2020-21.
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