It's been six games the Spartans have played without Adreian Payne, and it's because Tom Izzo is being cautious.
Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten player of the week. Again.
The most impressive thing about the Spartans and Wolverines isn't the dueling undefeated Big Ten records, it's the fact they've yet to lose despite what they've lost.
When the college basketball circus pulls into the Great Lakes State on Saturday, the star attraction will be a pair of zeroes.
Michigan State has managed to be one of the nation's best teams this season despite of flurry of injuries, and they'll now be tested even further.