East Lansing will get the College GameDay treatment on Saturday, as the popular pregame show will make a trip to the Breslin Center for this weekend’s matchup between Michigan State and Indiana.
Head coach Tom Izzo said that GameDay making the trip to East Lansing for this weekend’s B1G showdown is a pretty big deal for the program.
“To think there’s only eight game days a year and we’re one of them, it’s a big deal to our program, our players and our university,” Izzo said, according to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press.
Izzo on ESPN GameDay coming to EL on Saturday before Indiana game: "To think there's only eight game days a year and we're one of them, it's a big deal to our program, our players and our university."
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) January 29, 2019
Michigan State is 18-3 on the season, suffering its first loss of B1G play to Purdue on Sunday afternoon. But the Spartans get some much-needed time off after playing three games last week.
Indiana comes to East Lansing trying to resurrect its NCAA tournament resumé. Though the Hoosiers have spent a good portion of the season ranked in the top 25, they’re currently in the middle of a six-game losing streak and own a 3-6 conference record.
College GameDay isn’t quite as popular during basketball season as the college football season, but it still gets a huge turnout every Saturday from student populations. And there will be plenty of Spartans fans in the Breslin Center early next weekend.
Tipoff for Indiana-Michigan State is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.