Michigan State basketball vs. Ohio State: Stream, broadcast info, three things to watch, prediction
Michigan State basketball hosts Ohio State in its final regular-season Big Ten matchup on Saturday, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
The Spartans enter this matchup looking to finish the regular season on a strong note and improve their NCAA Tournament resume. Michigan State used a big second-half performance on Tuesday to top Nebraska, and essentially lock up a bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan State is 18-11 overall and 10-8 in Big Ten play.
Ohio State is looking to also remain hot and pick up their third straight win on Saturday. The Buckeyes had lost 14 of their last 15 games, but have won their last two games against Illinois and Maryland.
Ohio State is 13-17 overall and 5-14 in Big Ten play this year.
Broadcast and Streaming Info
Here’s when you should tune in to see this game between Michigan State and Ohio State:
Date: March 4, 2023
Time: Noon ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Three Things to Watch
Here are three things to watch out for in this matchup between Michigan State and Ohio State:
Remaining hot from outside: The Spartans have been lighting it up from behind the arc the past few games — well, outside of a brutal first half at Nebraska. Michigan State is averaging 56.9% from 3-point range in its last three games and averaging 12.3 made 3-point attempts. If it shoots that well again on Saturday, it should win with ease.
More from Jaden Akins: The backcourt has been led offensively most of the year by A.J. Hoggard and Tyson Walker, but Akins has come on strongly the past two games. He is averaging 19 points per game in the last two outings. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a big run in March for him.
Avoiding a slow start: Ohio State is starting to regain confidence after notable wins over Illinois and Maryland in their last two games. Michigan State doesn’t want to give them any more confidence by getting off to a slow start in this matchup.
Prediction: MSU 74, Ohio State 63
Ohio State is getting hot at the right time and quite frankly should have never lost 14 of 15. They are too talented to have been that bad so this will not be an easy game for the Spartans. But, on senior day, I like Michigan State to make enough plays in the second half to pull away for a comfortable victory to finish the season with a bang.
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