MSU enters final week of regular season within reach of Big Ten title

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan State men's basketball team is playing well at the right time of year, winning three in a row, but another big challenge lies ahead.

Saturday marked a big road win for Michigan State, as they took down No. 9 Maryland, keeping their hopes of a third-consecutive Big Ten regular season title alive.

But on Tuesday, MSU's three-game win streak is on the line, as the Spartans, now ranked 16th in the AP poll, face a tough road game at No. 20 Penn State.

"I think you have a chance to accomplish something that seldom happens," said coach Tom Izzo. "And that's we've been through more adversity than carter gut liver pills in a lot of different ways. We didn't hang our heads, we stuck in the fight. I would ask all the Twitter people don't compliment our guys this week, don't insult them. Just let them go."

If Michigan State can beat Penn State Tuesday night, it could help set up a senior day contest with high implications, as Michigan State hosts No. 19 Ohio State at the Breslin Center in their season finale.

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