EAST LANSING— After falling at home to No. 9 Maryland 93-87 on Thursday and then losing to Nebraska 68-64 on Sunday, the Michigan State Spartans are now unranked. Last week, MSU was ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll and had a record of 8-0. The Spartans still received 15 votes this week in the poll and will look to get back on track with their next matchup against Illinois.
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3. NC State
5. South Carolina
7. Texas A&M
14. Mississippi State
15. Ohio State
25. Washington State
The Spartans will go on the road to the State Farm Center on Thursday, as they take on Illinois at 7 p.m. Thursday’s road contest provides a key chance for MSU to snap their two-game skid, as Illinois is winless in Big Ten action and 2-6 overall.
In four of their conference losses, the Fighting Illini have lost by at least 20 points, including a 107-68 loss to Iowa. The Spartans defeated the Hawkeyes 86-82 on Dec. 12.
MSU will also travel to the Chrysler Center to face No. 13 Michigan on Jan. 18 at 12:30 p.m. before returning home to host No. 18 Indiana on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.