As I said the other day after beating Illinois, Purdue basketball was fun to watch again. That's what I want to see today. Win or lose, Ii at least want to be competitive against a team very similar to our own. The Spartans have struggled a little, so maybe we can swing another upset and the momentum gained can avalanche into a nice winning streak like it did with the Baby Boiler five years ago.
Remember, they started 1-0 in the league, lost a tight game in East Lansing when Robbie Hummel was out with the flu, then ran off something like 10 straight.I could live with that if it happened again.
Michigan State Spartans
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
2011-12 record: 29-8, 13-5 Big Ten
2012-13 Record: 11-3, 0-1 Big Ten
2012 Postseason: Lost to Louisville 57-44 in NCAA Sweet 16
Blog Representation: The Only Colors (Chris Vannini's Preview)
Series With Purdue:Purdue leads 65-48
Last Purdue win: 67-47 on 2/27/2011 at Michigan State
Last Michigan State win: 76-62 on 2/19/2012 at Purdue (has won three straight)
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds: Michigan State by 13