Michigan State will be trying to rebound from the loss to Indiana when it travels to face No. 18 Ohio State at 4 p.m. today. (CBS)
The Spartans won the earlier meeting between the teams at Breslin Center, 59-56 on Jan. 19. Each of the past three meetings between the teams have been decided by four points or less.
Adreian Payne is coming off a strong performance against Indiana and he always seems to perform well against the Buckeyes. He will be key against Ohio State standout Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten’s leading scorer.
And there’s also a piece that takes a look at Payne the student.
Graham Couch also has the tipoff with today’s matchups and also has a column explaining how crucial Keith Appling is to the Spartans’ success.
What are your predictions for today’s game?
***The MSU hockey team was unable to earn a season sweep, falling to Alaska 4-2 late Saturday night. The Spartans tied the game 2 late in the third period. Alaska struck on the power play late and then added an empty-net score to earn the win.
Will Yanakeff stopped 39 shots in the loss.
The loss leaves the Spartans in last place in the CCHA and four points behind Northern Michigan entering the final week of the regular season. MSU will conclude the regular season with two games against second-place Western Michigan.