Michigan State gets its first and only shot to take on the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday afternoon in Madison, Wis.
The Spartans come into the game a half game ahead of No. 10 Michigan in the Big Ten standings, after No. 17 Iowa beat the Wolverines, 85-67, on Saturday.
Michigan State will have Adreian Payne available, but he was not sure if he would start.
“I hope I (start),” Payne said. “That’s probably coach’s decision.”
There has been no word on the progress of senior Keith Appling, who missed his first game as a Spartan on Thursday with a wrist injury.
The Badgers come into the game 5-5 in the Big Ten. After starting the season 16-0, Wisconsin has dropped five of its last seven games and have not won in the Kohl Center in over a month.
Michigan State has won four-straight against Wisconsin in the past two seasons.
Bo Ryan’s teams typically run a lot of clock and depend on their defense to wear teams down. If Michigan State is able to make it an up-tempo game from the start, the Spartans should have a shot to continue their success in Madison.
Andrew Hayes is the host of Impact Izzone for Impact Sports.
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