Michigan State announces tip-off time for Saturday game vs. Illinois
Michigan State has confirmed Saturday’s tip-off time against Illinois will be at 12 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
A time change had been announced previously, but the Spartans confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon. This will be the second meeting of the home-and-home conference clashes between the two programs.
🗓️ REMINDER: Saturday's game vs Illinois is now at 12 PM ET on ESPN 🏀 pic.twitter.com/4u5GcKzUfG
— Michigan State Men's Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) February 16, 2022
Illinois defeated Michigan State 56-55 on Jan. 25 in Champaign despite being without Kofi Cockburn and Andre Curbelo. The Illini will enter the weekend owning at least a share of the lead in the B1G regular season title chase.
Both Illinois and Michigan State will enter Saturday’s game ranked. The Fighting Illini come in at No. 12 in the Associated Press Poll while the Spartans sit at No. 19.