What: No. 19 Iowa (6-1, 0-1) at No. 10 Michigan State (6-2, 0-1) in men’s basketball
When/Where: 5:31 p.m. (CT), Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.
TV: FS1 (Tim Brando, Jim Jackson)
Live stream: Fox Sports Go
Series: Michigan State leads, 72-56.
Spartans data: Some teams would lose two lottery picks to the NBA and backtrack. Michigan State’s been through that scenario a few times over the years, and copes. … MSU forward Nick Ward, who briefly was an NBA Draft early-entry, is averaging 14.6 points in just 21.1 minutes per game. He scored 17 points in just 12 minutes at Iowa 10 months ago in the Spartans’ 96-93 win … Forward Kenny Goins averages 10 rebounds.
The Spartans have made 41.5 percent of their 3-point tries, which ranks 16th nationally. MSU is 17th nationally in field goal percentage defense at .373, and is ninth in rebounding margin (+12.5). … Tom Izzo’s record as the Spartans’ head coach is 580-227, 273-122 in the Big Ten. He has never had a losing Big Ten season in his previous 24 years as coach. … MSU hasn’t been to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament since its 2014-15 Final Four run. That’s the longest the program has gone without reaching the second week of the tournament in Izzo’s tenure.
Hawkeyes data: This is Iowa’s first true road game of the season and will be the only one until 2019. … Tyler Cook had 26 points and four assists against Michigan State in the two teams’ lone meeting last season. Maishe Dailey scored 13 points in 17 minutes.
Iowa has 99 assists and 99 turnovers. … Guards Jordan Bohannon, Isaiah Moss, Connor McCaffery and Dailey have a combined two offensive rebounds this season. ... Iowa is second in the Big Ten in scoring with 82.6 points per game. Michigan State is first at 86.9.