Michigan State is looking to make it back-to-back wins Tuesday, something that hasn’t happened since wins over Nebraska and Rutgers on Jan. 2 & 5.

After losing four straight games, sandwiched around a long layoff due to COVID-19, the Spartans finally found the win column against Nebraska on Saturday. That turned out to be a 66-56 victory for Michigan State with Josh Langford leading the way with 18 points.

Ahead of tipoff against Penn State, Tom Izzo addressed the starting lineup. He indicated he feels comfortable with what he has used in the last couple of games. Besides the win over Nebraska, the Spartans also lost a close, hard-fought game against Iowa in those two games.

According to Chris Solari with the Detroit Free Press, Izzo said he’ll use the same lineup against the Nittany Lions:

Along with his comments on the starting lineup, Izzo also updated the status of Thomas Kithier. The forward was removed from the game against Nebraska while feeling ill during the game.

Izzo confirmed before game time that Kithier is good to go Tuesday evening:

Hopefully the Spartans can continue to build some momentum for the final stretch of the season. Tuesday’s tipoff is set for 7 pm EST on ESPN2.