What: No. 5 Michigan State (8-0 Big Ten, 17-2 overall) at No. 21 Iowa (5-3, 16-3)
When/where: 6:01 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena
TV: FS1 (Tim Brando, Bill Raftery)
Live stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: WMT-AM (600), KXIC-AM (800), KKRQ-FM (100.7), KMCH-FM (94.7)
Satellite radio: Sirius 134, XM 195
Series: Michigan State leads, 72-56
Morning Line: Michigan State by 5
Twitter during the game: @Hlas
Spartans data: Michigan State has won its last 12 games. It also has won its last 20 Big Ten regular-season games, dating back to Jan. 13, 2018. … The Spartans beat Maryland 69-55 Monday in East Lansing to end the Terrapins’ seven-game winning streak. … MSU defeated Iowa 90-68 in East Lansing last Dec. 3. It made 51.7 percent of its field goal attempts to Iowa’s 32.8 percent. Power forward Nick Ward made all 10 of his field goal tries and scored 26 points. ... Ward is 2-for-2 in his career from 3-point distance. “I am the greatest shooter in MSU history,” he declared to his teammates after the game last week in which he made a 3-pointer against Nebraska, his first of the season.
Spartan junior guard Cassius Winston (18.0 points, 7.3 assists per game) has been a three-time Big Ten Player of the Week this season. … MSU ended Nebraska’s 20-game home winning streak last Thursday. … Guard Joshua Langford (15 points per game), who had 14 points against Iowa last month, is unlikely to play because of a foot injury. He hasn’t played since Dec. 29. He was the Alabama Class 3A Player of the Year five straight years, starting as an eighth-grader, and was on three state-champions. ... Jack Hoiberg is a redshirt freshman guard. He is the son of former Iowa State player and coach Fred Hoiberg.
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Hawkeyes data: Iowa has won five straight games, its longest Big Ten winning streak since it began the 2015-16 season with seven victories. … In conference games, Isaiah Moss leads the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 51.9 percent (14-of-27). … Iowa has led the nation in free throw attempts almost all season. Through Monday, it was fourth at 27.5 per game, behind South Florida, Central Michigan and Florida International. The Hawkeyes do, however, remain first in free throws made per game with 20.8.
In its five-game win streak, Iowa has five players averaging between 12.7 and 16.4 points, led by Luka Garza. ... Iowa is 35-25 vs. MSU in Iowa City. ... Fran McCaffery is one win from tying Lute Olson for second in victories as Iowa’s coach. Olson had 168. Tom Davis is the leader with 269. ... The Hawkeyes are wearing gray uniforms Thursday night. They are 3-0 (Connecticut, Iowa State, Nebraska) when wearing the grays. ... About 2,000 general public tickets remained as of Wednesday afternoon.