The B1G basketball schedule on Saturday features three conference games with league play in full swing on Jan. 7.

The big clash of the day will come out of East Lansing with Michigan and Michigan State meeting for the first time this season. The rivalry series is always heated and is traditionally a showdown between evenly-matched teams in recent history.

Heading into the game, Michigan has responded to a brief skid with back-to-back wins while Michigan State is rolling with five straight wins and a blowout victory over Nebraska. The Spartans have won two of the past three matchups but the Wolverines won the most recent meeting in the series last season.

Wisconsin — one of the early leaders in the B1G with a 3-0 league record — will face Illinois. The Illini continue to struggle and are 0-3 in B1G play to start the season.

Nebraska and Minnesota also face off Saturday. Here is the full Jan. 7 schedule with broadcast channels:

  • Nebraska vs. Minnesota — 12 pm ET, BTN
  • Wisconsin vs. Illinois — 1:30 pm ET, ESPN2
  • Michigan vs. Michigan State — 2:30 pm ET, FOX