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The “Shock Sparty” Game Thread: Rutgers At No. 10/11 Michigan State

Includes how to watch and game preview

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Rutgers (12-13; 5-10) At No. 10/11 Michigan State (21-5; 12-3)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan (capacity 15,000)

Tip-off: Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler & Jon Crispin

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM//XM 387- Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Jake Ostrove & Sam Marsdale

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #85; Michigan State #4

(Rutgers stayed even since the loss to Iowa)

KenPom Prediction: Michigan State 78 Rutgers 59; Rutgers has a 4% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Michigan State -16.5

Series History: Michigan State lead 8-0 all-time, including a 78-67 victory in late November this season.

SB Nation Michigan State site: The Only Colors

Game 25 recap & four thoughts


Now that a few days have passed since the stomach punch loss to Iowa, how Rutgers responds in as difficult a road game as any team in the country can have is what we’ll be watching for tonight. While Michigan State is down two of its best players in Josh Langford and Nick Ward, who combined to score 34 points in the November win over Rutgers, they are still a super talented and dangerous team. The Scarlet Knights have an opportunity to show how improved they are by playing well in a tough road environment.

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