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The “Shock Sparty” Game Thread: Rutgers at no. 11/12 Michigan State

Game preview, how to watch and join us during the action

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Rutgers (6-2) at no. 11 Michigan State (5-3)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The Breslin Center (14,759 capacity) in East Lansing, Michigan

Tip-off: Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin, play-by-play, Shon Morris

Stream: FOX Sports App

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network (WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/SiriusXM 390; Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan); WRSU 88.7 FM (Justin Sontupe & Randy DeGregorio)

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers 75th; MSU 4th; Rutgers moved down 5 spots since the loss to Pitt.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 103.8 (104th) Defense 93.8 (61st); MSU - 115.4 (1st) Defense 90.0 (23rd)

KenPom Prediction: MSU 78 Rutgers 64; Rutgers has a 10% chance to win

Vegas Line: Michigan State -14.5

Series History: Michigan State leads the all-time series 8-0.

Game Preview

Rutgers faces a daunting challenge on the road in the Big Ten opener against preseason favorite Michigan State. The Spartans are missing two key guards in Josh Langford and Rocket Watts, but are still loaded with talent. They’ll be looking to take their frustrations out after a double digit loss at home to Duke earlier this week. Can Rutgers put up a fight? We are about to find out. Join us in the comment section during the game and follow us on Twitter for live commentary.