Less than two weeks after facing off in one of the Big Ten’s most exciting games of the season, No. 1 Purdue and Michigan State will face off in a rematch Sunday on the Boilermakers’ home floor. rice field. Purdue won the first conference, 64-63, behind a whopping 32 points from Zach Eady and a final-minute clutch offense from freshman guard Fletcher Royer.
The Spartans led 57-53 with less than four minutes remaining, but could not hold on to the marquee victory. Michigan State has since won 2 of 3 with wins at home to the Rutgers and Iowa and a loss to Indiana, but used a high-profile victory to top the AP polls for the first time in nearly two months. There is likely to be.
Michigan State has four wins in quad 1, but the Spartans are only the expected 7th seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to Jerry Palm’s bracketology, and a win over expected 1st seed Purdue would put them at the top of the table. , would certainly qualify for attention. The Boilermakers entered the weekend two games ahead of him in the league standings over Rutgers and Northwestern, establishing themselves as a deep conference class.
Edey continues to stand out in the National Player of the Year race, with Purdue’s defense making great progress since last season when the Boilermakers finished 29-8 and lost to Saint Peters in the Sweet 16. The offense and the confidence of knowing Purdue was on the ropes earlier this month.
How to watch the Purdue vs. Michigan State game live
date: Sunday, January 29 | time: 12:15 PM ET
position: McKee Arena — West Lafayette, Indiana
tv set: CBS | Live stream: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free)
Purdue vs Michigan Prediction, Pick
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Like most teams in college basketball, Michigan State has no answer for Zach Eady. The 7-foot-4 center scored half of his points over the Boilermakers two weeks ago in a 64-63 win over the Spartans. MSU got a monster 30-point effort from Tyson Walker in that game, but lost despite him shooting 47.2% from the field. This time Purdue have home-court advantage and will need to translate that advantage into a more decisive margin of victory in the rematch. Prediction: Purdue -8.5
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