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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team plays its second-straight road game and a second-straight game against a Top 25 team, visiting No. 24 Illinois on Tuesday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m.The game will air live on ESPN, with Jason Benetti, Robbie Hummel, and Myron Metcalf calling all of the action.

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If Bingham and the Spartans were to get nine games in the postseason and Bingham keeps his average blocks per game at 2.5, he would get have a total of 98 blocks this season. This would nearly make Bingham the second Spartan to eclipse 100 blocks in a season. He would still have some work to do though if he wants to break Jaren Jackson’s record.

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Junior forward Malik Hall had 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists to lead five players in double figures as No. 14 Michigan State opened up a 16-point halftime lead en route to an 86-74 win over No. 8 Wisconsin at the Kohl Center on Friday night.

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There are some clear reasons Michigan State has struggled over the last few weeks, most of them talked about and dissected ad nauseum. From turnovers to poor rebounding to a drop-off defensively, it’s all contributed as No. 14 Michigan State saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end with a loss at home on Saturday to Northwestern. It was the culmination of a handful of lackluster performances, and while the Spartans managed to get away with it in wins over Minnesota, Nebraska, and at Northwestern in early January, it all caught up to them last weekend.

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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team travels to play at No. 8 Wisconsin on Friday, Jan. 21 (9 p.m.), the first of four away from home over the next five games. The game will air live on FS1, with Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardon calling all of the action.

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The Michigan State Spartans will look to bounce back after suffering the team’s first conference loss at home against Northwestern, and MSU couldn’t have picked a much tougher game to get back on track. A trip to Madison facing the Wisconsin Badgers is never easy, particularly not when those guys up there are putting together one hell of a season. Here’s all you need to know for the upcoming game:

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The final moments Saturday between Michigan State and Northwestern capped off one of the toughest games of Marcus Bingham Jr.’s career. The senior center, who had returned to the court as the target for a last-gasp inbounds play after being benched for nearly all of the game’s final minutes, missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw with 0.7 seconds left to seal the Spartans’ 64-62 loss.

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In a mea culpa Tuesday that included references to the New England Patriots’ turnover woes vs. Buffalo, Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray’s poor body language after interceptions vs. the Los Angeles Rams and Wisconsin’s ability to take care of the basketball compared to MSU, coach Tom Izzo promised changes before Friday night’s road game against the Badgers.

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Following the first loss in Big Ten play in the season yesterday to Northwester, the Michigan State Spartans dropped four spots in both polls this week. The Spartans stayed to No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press Poll and to No. 13 in the USA TODAY Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll.

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For the second time in four days, No. 9 Michigan State basketball found itself in a fight at home with one of the Big Ten’s cellar-dwellers. Turning the ball over. Giving up offensive rebounds. Fighting to find production from its post players. Another wild ending. Marcus Bingham Jr. was fouled with 0.7 seconds to play, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free-throw situation, and Northwestern handed the Spartans their first Big Ten loss of the season, 64-62, on Saturday afternoon at Breslin Center.

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While Michigan State has ripped off nine straight wins, Izzo is the first to admit that the streak has been aided by scheduling. The Spartans’ Big Ten opponents are a combined 5-17 in conference play (Michigan State has now played the 1-4 Gophers twice). The Spartans’ in-conference strength of schedule is second-to-last in the Big Ten, ahead of only Michigan as of Friday afternoon.

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On Saturday, the No. 9/10 Michigan State Spartans will be hosting the Northwestern Wildcats at the Breslin Center in East Lansing for the second meeting of the year between the two schools. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats by a final score of 73-67 just 13 days ago on Jan. 2. Michigan State struggled early in that game, trailing by as many as 11 points in the first half, before drawing even early in the second half and securing the victory in the final minutes.

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The numbers say Michigan State played well in its victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at the Breslin Center. Tom Izzo saw something different, something a box score won’t reveal.“Our stats were ridiculous,” the Michigan State coach said as he rattled off the Spartans’ shooting percentages from the field, from 3-point range, and at the free-throw line. “Fifty-two, 43, 86, and we weren’t very good. So we’re just trying to bring everything into perspective.”

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Head Coach Tom Izzo announced on Wednesday that freshman wide receiver Keon Coleman and redshirt freshman tight end Maliq Carr will be regulars at basketball practice for what he called a couple of weeks of “tryout.” Not officially on the team, Izzo said Coleman and Carr might not be heavily involved in the flow of regular practice and drill work but will work out throughout the test period.

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