Guard Travis Trice is not expected to play against Ohio State unless in an emergency, MSU coach Tom Izzo said. (Michael Hickey / Getty Images)
East Lansing – Through its first two Big Ten games, No. 5 Michigan State has finally been getting healthy.
But the Spartans will be down another man when they tip with No. 3 Ohio State on Tuesday night as junior guard Travis Trice likely will not play because of sickness.
Trice, who missed the North Florida game because of blisters on his feet, is averaging 7.6 points a game and is shooting 44.4 percent from 3-point range. He has not practiced since Michigan State won at Indiana on Saturday and Izzo said he would only use Trice in an emergency.
“But he probably won’t play,” Izzo said.