Ohio St. vs. Michigan St.
Ohio State (16-8, 6-7) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (20-5, 11-3)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Michigan State looks for its sixth straight win over Ohio State at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. The last victory for the Buckeyes at Michigan State was a 72-70 win on March 4, 2012.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The dynamic Cassius Winston has averaged 18.8 points and 7.4 assists to lead the way for the Spartans. Complementing Winston is Nick Ward, who is maintaining an average of 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Buckeyes are led by Kaleb Wesson, who is averaging 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds.
CREATING OFFENSE: Winston has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all Michigan State field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 35 field goals and 39 assists in those games.
SCORING THRESHOLDS: Ohio State is 11-0 when it limits opponents to 62 or fewer points, and 5-8 when opposing teams exceed 62 points. Michigan State is 17-0 when holding opponents to 69 points or fewer, and 3-5 whenever teams score more than 69 on the Spartans.
WINNING WHEN: The Spartans are 17-0 when they hold opposing teams to 69 points or fewer and 3-5 when opponents exceed 69 points. The Buckeyes are 11-0 when they hold opponents to 62 points or fewer and 5-8 when opponents exceed 62 points.
STINGY STATE: Michigan State has held opposing teams to 37.3 percent shooting from the field this year, the lowest percentage among all Division I teams. Against conference opponents, the Spartans have held opposing shooters to 37.2 percent.