The Big Ten men's basketball title more than likely will come down to Purdue's game at Michigan State and the time has been set for noon, March 8th on CBS. Michigan will close at Minnesota at noon Saturday, March 7th on ESPN.
The Big Ten tournament then begins the following Thursday, March 12th in Indianapolis. The NCAA tournament selection show will air on CBS following the Big Ten tournament championship game at 6pm, March 15th. The NCAA tournament begins the following Thursday, March 19th. The Final Four will be played April 4, 6th at Ford Field in Detroit, another CBS event. Michigan State has a preliminary home game Wednesday at 8:30pm on the Big Ten Network against Iowa. Tickets are still available. The Spartans then play road games at Illinois and Indiana prior to the meeting with the Boilermakers.
Michigan State is ranked 9th in this week's polls with a 21-5 season record.