Purdue basketball and Michigan State are playing Saturday in the Big Ten’s only top-5 matchup this season. Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
Purdue sports a 23-3 record, and is 12-1 in the Big Ten after losing to Ohio State Wednesday night. Michigan State is also 23-3, but is 11-2 in conference play. Purdue is No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and KenPom rankings, while Michigan State is No. 4 in the former and No. 5 in the latter.
Purdue-Michigan State basketball score, live updates
Purdue-Michigan State basketball location, game info
Date: Feb. 10. 2018
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.
What TV channel is Michigan State-Purdue on?
Purdue vs. Michigan State will be broadcast on ESPN.
How to watch Purdue-Michigan State online
WatchESPN will have a live stream of Purdue-Michigan State.
Where to listen to the Purdue-Michigan State radio broadcast
You can hear the Purdue broadcast on TuneIn or 95.7 FM in Lafayette.
Michigan State-Purdue should be awesome
Purdue and Michigan State have been in the Big Ten’s group of teams that are actually good all season. Michigan State, No. 2 in the AP preseason poll, was expected to be there. Purdue, the preseason No. 20, was not.
The Boilermakers have run through most of their schedule with ease. Before losing to Ohio State on Wednesday night, they hadn’t lost since Thanksgiving. Michigan State has not been quite as consistent as Purdue, and has a loss to the Buckeyes as well.
Michigan State can likely claim the conference’s best collection of talent. Purdue is the most experienced squad in the Big Ten. Led by seniors Vince Edwards, Isaac Haas, Dakota Mathias and P.J. Thompson and dynamite sophomore Carsen Edwards, the Boilermakers have an offense that is built with obvious strengths. Michigan State dominates with its athleticism and strength. Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr., Nick Ward and Cassius Winston were some of the highest-rated recruits to come through the Big Ten in the past few years, and it shows.
Big Ten basketball hasn’t been a pretty product this season. Usual contenders Indiana and Maryland are down. Northwestern is underwhelming after last year’s NCAA Tournament run. Minnesota was supposed to be good but is not. Iowa is just real bad. You don’t get many chances to see marquee games in the Big Ten, so a matchup of two top-5 teams is one you won’t want to miss.
Purdue-Michigan State prediction
Me: Purdue 76, Michigan State 71
KenPom: Michigan State 75, Purdue 74
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