MSU begins its easiest two-game stretch for the remainder of the season when it faces Nebraska this evening at the Breslin Center (Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.).
The Cornhuskers, along with Wednesday’s opponent Penn State, are among the three teams in the Big Ten still searching for their first conference win (Iowa is the other). Nebraska is 9-7 under the direction of first-year coach Tim Miles and played a tight contest against No. 2 Michigan on Wednesday.
Nebraska will be without key component Brandon Ubel for today’s game.
Graham has the tipoff with all the other game information. He also has a piece on Alex Gauna, who has impressed Izzo with his improved commitment and could be a relevant component for the Spartans in the future.
The MSU women are also in action today and face Illinois in their Big Ten road opener at 4 p.m. today on the Big Ten Network. The matchups are here and there’s also a story on the Spartans clamping down on opposing top scorers.
The MSU hockey team posted a 4-1 victory over No. 2 Notre Dame at Munn Arena on Saturday night. Solari has a must-read piece on freshman hockey player Matt DeBlouw, and his family finding hope through hockey after the death of his father.