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2017 Schedule
12-8, 5th in Big Ten
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Caleb Swanigan living up to his nickname of 'Biggie' (0:36)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Indiana with a significant win today over Michigan State. Lose OG to injury. Beat Penn State on a buzzer earlier in the week. Knock off Spartans. Great spirit from this crew.

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Alley-oops are always a good idea

Michigan State runs the alley-oop to perfection when Alvin Ellis III throws up the lob to Miles Bridges for the massive two-handed jam. But the Spartans still trail Indiana in the second half on ESPN.

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Alley-oops to Bridges for monster dunks are always a good idea (0:26)
Chris Morris

Joe gives Spartans a boost despite loss

Joe Lunardi's latest NCAA tournament projection improves Michigan State, which lost by five points at Ohio State last Sunday, one notch to a 7 seed. The Spartans will play at Indiana on Saturday. Bracketology

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Point guard is point of concern for Sparty

The lack of outside shooting from "Tum Tum" Nairn, Jr. becomes a greater issue given Michigan State's youth and injury situation, Jeff Goodman writes. Most reliable PGs (Insider)

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Hoophall notes: Decision for five-star Bowen

Bowen, No. 13 in the ESPN 100, will commit after an unofficial visit to Michigan State. Other finalists are Creighton, Arizona, Texas and NC State.

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Can a Big Ten team contend for the title?

It has been a long time since the Big Ten won the national championship. The league will fill the NCAA tournament with teams this season, but are any of them really in the national title picture?

Chris Morris

Joe gives vote of confidence to Hoosiers

Joe Lunardi promotes Indiana, which has lost four of its last six games, one line to a No. 8 seed. The Hoosiers are joined at that level by Big Ten foes Michigan State and Maryland along with USC. Bracketology

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Thomas protects Buckeyes lead with vicious block (0:13)
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Bridges' hot start leads Michigan State past Minnesota (0:57)
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Ward and Goins have a second-half dunkfest for the Spartans (0:37)
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Bridges stuffs it home in Michigan State's win (0:24)
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Sparty favored over red-hot Gophers

Minnesota is ranked for the first time in nearly four years, but ESPN's BPI gives the Golden Gophers just a 35 percent chance to beat Michigan State on the road. Preview

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Can Big Ten powers turn it around?

Michigan State and Indiana, both 11-6, have a lot of work to do to meet high expectations this season. Jay Bilas ranks both teams in his top 35. Bilas Index: Top 68 (Insider)

Big Ten country turns to basketball

Will March Madness be better for the Big Ten than bowl season? Nebraska, Northwestern and Minnesota have all been pleasant surprises, but Indiana and Michigan State have major issues to fix. Medcalf: College hoops takes over

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Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers discusses win over Michigan State (1:53)
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Watkins' dunk has Penn State up at the Palestra (1:14)

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Big game for Penn State at the Palestra against Michigan State. Pat Chambers has made inroads recruiting in Philly, landing three guys from Roman Catholic, but has to keep it going to build the Lions. Even with Spartans struggles a win here would pay dividends.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Look at who is here at Gonzaga-San Francisco game. Committee chair Mark Hollis. Grinder. He's heading to BYU-Saint Mary's later tonight. Warriors tomorrow night. Saturday doubleheader: UC Riverside at Long Beach and Hawaii at Irvine. Sunday doubleheader: Stanford at UCLA and Cal at USC and then home on red-eye. Good thing NCAA is paying him big bucks for this gig.

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Three Big Ten teams on Lunardi's No. 9 line

Michigan State (rising), Michigan (steady) and Indiana (falling) are joined by Pittsburgh as No. 9 seeds in Joe Lunardi's latest projection. Bracketology

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.2Tied-220th
Rebounds Per Game37.3Tied-131st
Assists Per Game17.87th
Points Allowed67.8Tied-78th

Tournament History

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