Rivalry game set: Tip time announced for first Michigan-Michigan State game
The start time for one of the two games between Michigan State and No. 3 Michigan has been announced.
On Thursday, March 4, the game between the Spartans and Wolverines at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor will have a 7 p.m. ET tip-off time and the broadcast will air on ESPN. It will be the first meeting between the in-state rivals this season.
Michigan and Michigan State will play twice in a four-day span, with a rematch coming on the following Sunday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
🚨 GAME TIME UPDATE 🚨
Next week's game @ Michigan has been confirmed for 7 PM ET on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/Xg66bEjT5W
— Michigan State Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) February 24, 2021
The Spartans are coming off a huge win over No. 5 Illinois, a must-win game for the team’s NCAA tournament hopes. Meanwhile, Michigan knocked off No. 4 Ohio State in Columbus over the weekend, securing its spot atop the B1G standings.
Before the back-to-back meetings, the Spartans have games against Ohio State, Maryland and Indiana on the schedule. The Wolverines have matchups with No. 9 Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois.