The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans are facing off for the third time this year. This time, the two sides are playing with a spot in the Big Ten Tournament semi-finals on the line.
Ohio State is coming off a big win as the No. 8 seed over No. 9 seed Indiana yesterday. Keyshawn Woods led the way with 18 points as the Buckeyes won 79-75 in a game that was not quite as close as the final score would indicate.
Michigan State has been resting up for the better part of the past week after earning the No. 1 seed in the tournament. Winners of seven of their last eight, the Spartans are widely expected to win the Big Ten Tournament.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Ohio State-Michigan State game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Michigan State is a heavy favorite in this one. The computer model gives the Spartans a 86.9 percent chance to win tonight’s game.
Via the Basketball Power Index:
Having lost to Indiana twice in the regular season, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo might have been more relieved than anyone to see the Buckeyes topple the Hoosiers. Now he gets a third bite at a team he’s already beaten twice.
The game will be played at 12:30 p.m. EST on BTN.