The Michigan State Spartans have one of the most difficult schedules to start the 2011-12 college basketball season, and they could be part of history Tuesday night as a result. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is tied with Bob Knight at 902 career victories for the most in Division I history, and a win over the Spartans would give the four-time national champion the record to himself. The Michigan State-Duke contest is the highlight of a very busy week for Michigan's college teams.
Towson at No. 18 Michigan, 8:30 p.m., ESPN3
Oakland at No. 17 Alabama, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Notre Dame, 9 p.m., ESPNU
No. 6 Duke vs. Michigan State at Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m., ESPN
UNC-Charlotte at Central Michigan, 7 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Texas Southern, 7 p.m.
Oakland at Arkansas, 8 p.m.
Temple vs. Western Michigan in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 10:30 a.m., ESPNU
Western Illinois at No. 18 Michigan, 8:30 p.m., ESPN3
Texas Southern at Michigan State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN3
Arkansas-Little Rock at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.
Western Michigan vs. Purdue or Iona in Puerto Rico Tip-Off
Oakland at Grambling State, 4 p.m.
Concordia at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at IUPUI, 4 p.m.
Arkansas-Little Rock at Michigan State, 6 p.m., Big Ten Network
Western Michigan vs. Maryland, Alabama, Wichita State, or Colorado in Puerto Rico Tip-Off
(All times Eastern)