2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
20-15, 5th in Big Ten
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1dChad Ford

Next year's NBA draft stars: Miles Bridges

The Michigan State forward returned for his sophomore season hoping to improve his stock. If all goes well, he could become a top-five pick next year.

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9dJeff Goodman

Madison Square Garden move proves tricky for Big Ten

Yes, Big Ten basketball gets to own the spotlight with its postseason tournament at the world's most famous arena, but it hasn't come without some questions and some coaches trying to figure things out.

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10dMyron Medcalf

Who has the best job in Michigan?

Tom Izzo and John Beilein have both enjoyed success in The Wolverine State, but only one of them has his own student section.

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17dJeff Goodman

Duke, MSU feature in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame and Duke at Indiana are among the high-profile matchups in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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24dJeff Goodman

16-team PK80 event honoring Knight unveiled

The PK80, a two-tournament event that will honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight, could feature a matchup between potential preseason No. 1 Michigan State and defending national champion North Carolina in one of the title games.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Delany thinks cities like Detroit, Minneapolis and other cities "should aspire" to bid on future Big Ten basketball tournaments. "I can't tell you that it will happen, but I would encourage interested parties to seek it," he said. "We have obviously, by going to D.C. and New York, demonstrated that we are a conference that's got to serve a lot of different geographies."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue AD Mike Bobinski said basketball coaches have "unanimous support" for protected rivalries that would ensure biannual games. Purdue-Indiana and Michigan-Michigan State are the two big ones, and Northwestern-Illinois also was brought up. "I don't know if we'll be able to get to it for this year," Bobinski said, "but I think we'll get there for the reasonably near future, which is good."

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46dMyron Medcalf

Michigan State a winner in April and May

The Spartans may have had a mediocre season, but with the return of Miles Bridges for a second season they are already back to their winning ways.

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Courtside: Izzo & Bridges On Decision To Return

Seth Greenberg discusses the decision many players have made to turn pro and chats with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo & guard Miles Bridges about Bridges' decision to return to the Spartans.

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47dESPN.com news services

Spartans' Carter gets 6th year of eligibilty

Michigan State forward Ben Carter was granted a sixth year of eligibility Monday as the NCAA approved a medical hardship waiver submitted by the school.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Ben Carter has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. He'll be able to play in the 2017-18 season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Hameir Wright said he's still weighing a move back to 2017, but the plan right now is to take a prep year. Kansas and Michigan State are making a push. Miami, Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland, UCLA.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Izzo, Scott Drew, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State watching RM5, led by ESPN 60 Gerald Liddell and fast-rising 2019 guard Tyrese Maxey.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

2018 Michigan State commit Foster Loyer is going to end up being a heck of a four-year point guard. Tough, confident, high basketball IQ, makes winning plays.

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Little Caesars Arena to debut with Mich. DH

Little Caesars Arena is set for its college basketball debut, starting with Michigan facing Detroit followed by Michigan State playing Oakland on Dec. 16.

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67dESPN Recruiting Nation

Jackson has big-game potential

Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson has plenty of untapped potential, and will bring high-end rebounding, shot-blocking and scoring to the Spartans.

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Bridges' sophomore season admirable (2:12)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure anyone has boosted his stock over the last three weeks more than Jaren Jackson. Michigan State signee has great inside-outside ability, should make an immediate impact next season.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Miles Bridges' 16.9 PPG were just shy of Magic Johnson for the most by a freshman in Michigan State history. He'll have a chance to improve upon that, as he is returning for his sophomore season in East Lansing.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.9206th
Rebounds Per Game36.4Tied-135th
Assists Per Game16.915th
Points Allowed68.782nd

Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30