Michigan State basketball game at Michigan rescheduled for March 1

James Hawkins
The Detroit News

The rematch between the Spartans and Wolverines is officially on.

The Michigan and Michigan State men’s basketball teams will square off at Crisler Center on March 1, the programs announced on Monday. The game will tip off at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised on FS1.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Ann Arbor on Jan. 8, but it was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Michigan program.

With a makeup date set, both teams are on track to play all 20 Big Ten games and will have a busy stretch to close out the regular season, barring any other schedule changes.

The Wolverines will play four times in eight days, with home games against Illinois (Feb. 27) and Iowa (March 3) sandwiched around the Michigan State matchup. They’ll travel to Ohio State on March 6 for the finale.

The Spartans, meanwhile, will end the season with four games in nine days, starting with a home contest against Purdue on Feb. 26. Then after back-to-back road trips to Michigan and Ohio State (March 3), they’ll close things out by hosting Maryland on March 6.

Michigan State won the first meeting between the in-state rivals, 83-67, on Saturday in East Lansing.


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