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It is game time in East Lansing.

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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Here it is: a chance to close out an NCAA bid. We're not out of the tourney if we lose this one, but it is going to be very hard to deny Purdue a bid if it wins this game. Strap yourselves in. We're 40 minutes from the Dance.

Opponent: Michigan State Spartans
From: East Lansing, MI
Date: 3/4/2015
Venue: Breslin Center (15,000)
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio Stream: TuneIn
Satellite Radio: SIRI 136, XM
Odds: Michigan State by 7
Tickets: As low as $5.95 on Stubhub
Tipoff: 8pm
KenPom Ranking: 20 of 351
RPI: 30
Blog Representation: The Only Colors
2014-15 Record: 19-9, 10-5
All-time series Purdue leads 65-51
Last Purdue win: 2/27/2011 at Michigan State 67-47
Last Michigan State Win: 2/20/2014 at Purdue 94-79
2013-14 Record: 29-9, 12-6 B1G (Lost in NCAA Elite Eight)
Last NCAA appearance: 2014 (Won 1979 and 2000 NCAA titles)
Coach: Tom Izzo (487-196 in 20 years at Michigan State)