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2017 Schedule
17-11, 5th in Big Ten
Spartans in good spot to make tourney (0:35)

Can Badgers keep heat on Boilers?

When Wisconsin visits Michigan State on Sunday, the Badgers will know if a win will put them in a first-place tie with Purdue in the Big Ten. The Spartans will close out their season schedule at the Breslin Student Events Center having won their last four games there. (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET) Preview


Recruiting Nation: Ole Miss violations

Matt Schick and Gerry Hamilton discuss the impact of the latest notice of allegations at Ole Miss. Plus, an interview with the No. 7 propsect in the ESPN100, Kevin Knox.

Nebraska catches Michigan State defender sleeping on inbounds (0:16)
Bounce the ball off the backboard... Bridges will have some fun! (0:34)
Michigan State's Winston nails buzzer-beater near half court (0:27)
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Watch: Will Spartans get green light vs. NU?

It'll be a "green-out" at Breslin Center on Thursday night when the Huskers visit. A win would put Michigan State in a fourth-place tie in the Big Ten with Minnesota and Northwestern. (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPN)

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2dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: B1G win for Minnesota

Minnesota is trending up after knocking off Maryland on Wednesday night. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan solidified its spot and Northwestern dropped while Michigan State and Indiana remain on the bubble.


Will Big Ten seedings shake up again?

Michigan will play at Rutgers on Wednesday night while No. 24 Maryland hosts Minnesota. The Terrapins, Wolverines and Golden Gophers all risk their future NCAA tournament seeding.

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4dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: Maryland nearing lock

Maryland could earn a lock with a home win over Minnesota on Wednesday. Michigan State remains on the bubble with an even smaller margin of error after Eron Harris' knee injury, Michigan has a must-win game against Rutgers on Wednesday and Indiana is just about done.

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5dDick Vitale

Injuries could shape March

Key players across college basketball have gone down. And these injuries will have major implications in the NCAA tournament, says Dick Vitale.


It's jammed up atop Big Ten

Wisconsin's win over Maryland on Sunday leaves the Badgers tied with Purdue for first place with Maryland one game behind. After that, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan are all within one game of each other in the loss column.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

All-injured team of Edmond Sumner, Maurice Watson, Eron Harris, Chris Clarke, OG Anunoby, Gavin Schilling, Ben Carter, Phil Booth, Jordan Woodard, Kenny Williams, John Egbunu, Udoka Azubuike could win a lot of games. And I know I've forgotten people. Just brutal.

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6dDana O'Neil

MSU's Harris to have season-ending knee surgery

Michigan State guard Eron Harris will have season-ending surgery on his right knee. The senior had to be taken off the court on a stretcher during Saturday's game against Purdue.

Who's in Lunardi's bracket? (2:09)
Izzo says Harris has 'badly sprained knee' (0:35)
Caleb Swanigan carries Purdue past Michigan State (0:33)

Watch: Can Boilers keep pace?

Purdue is tied for first place in the Big Ten with Maryland and Wisconsin, who will meet early Sunday. The Boilermakers won their first meeting this season with the Spartans by 11 points in late January. (4 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.0216th
Rebounds Per Game36.2160th
Assists Per Game17.58th
Points Allowed69.0Tied-92nd

Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30