Jan. 31, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Gary Harris (14) drives to the basket against the Illinois Fighting Illini during 2nd half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. MSU won 80-75. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines Live Blog

The Michigan State Spartans are taking on the Michigan Wolverines in a battle for the top spot in the Big Ten Conference. Currently, Michigan State holds the number one position alongside the Indiana Hoosiers. The Wolverines are tied a game back with the Wisconsin Badgers.

It will be key for the Spartans to prevent the Wolverines from having scoring opportunities, especially when it comes to avoiding fouls. The team will also need to keep with its recent trend of scoring high while limiting turnovers. The game begins at 9pm EST and will be televised on ESPN.

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