MSU Basketball vs. Mississippi State: Stream, broadcast info, prediction for Thursday

Michigan State basketball will battle Mississippi State on Thursday afternoon in a highly-anticipated first round matchup of the NCAA Tournament.

The Spartans are playing their 26th consecutive NCAA Tournament this year, and looking to return to at least the Sweet 16 for a second straight season. Michigan State comes into this matchup as the No. 9 seed in the West Region, with the Bulldogs slated as the No. 8 seed.

Can Michigan State start a run in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Mississippi State on Thursday? Check out our predictions and all of the key game details for this matchup between the Spartans and Bulldogs below:

Story originally appeared on Spartans Wire