20th-ranked Michigan State basketball begins its Big Ten slate on the road to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Tip off is set for 9 p.m.
It was almost two years to the day that Kansas State lost to the Golden Eagles 73-65 in Bramlage Coliseum. Marquette also won at home against K-State 83-71 in 2019. The Wildcats will see a familiar face in new head coach Shaka Smart.
Iowa strives to defeat Iowa State for the fourth consecutive time when the in-state rivals square off on Thursday night in Ames. The contest on No. 17 Iowa State's home court comes after the Hawkeyes (7-2) dropped back-to-back Big Ten games to then-No. 2 Purdue and Illinois. Iowa State (8-0) is seeking to match the third-best start in school history (9-0 in 2015-16).