The Michigan State Spartans are still likely riding high following their weekend victory over the Michigan Wolverines, but that win won't mean nearly as much if they're unable to build any momentum on top of it. The first chance to do just that comes Wednesday evening as the Spartans host the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Penn State has won just two of their 11 games in the Big Ten, but it's never wise to overlook a conference opponent. Our friends over at The Only Colors seem pretty confident that Tom Izzo's team can pick up a win when the game tips off at 6:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network, however:
Coming off an impressive win against Michigan, MSU will now face
Tim FrazierPenn State. I don't really think this is a trap game -- the Nittany Lions' best true road win is against Boston College (don't be fooled by the name, they're #254 in KenPom), and are one of the worst shooting teams in the nation. If MSU can deny clear paths to the basket, this should be an easy win; the bookies think so too as the line for this game is MSU -14.5
Following Wednesday night's game, the Spartans next contest is a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Suffice it to say, things aren't getting any easier for Draymond Green and the rest of the Spartans.
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