Game of the Night: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers (9 PM ET | BTN)
- Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. #2 Michigan State Spartans (7 PM ET | BTN)
Last year, Rutgers defeated one of the eventual NCAA Tournament finalists at home, so if Michigan State believes in superstition it may be wise to tank this game in Piscataway. Barring that plan of action, it's hard to imagine one of the worst Big Ten teams in recent history procuring an upset against what may be the best team in the country. Michigan State has been dismembering their fellow Big Ten clubs over the past month. They've won eight of their last nine games and six of those wins were by more than 15 points.
Looking ahead for Michigan State, they finish their regular season on Saturday hosting bubble team Ohio State. Grabbing a 1-seed in March Madness is certainly possible as long as they keep winning and reach the conference tournament title game. That will be easier said than done as the Spartans likely will face two tough teams in Indianapolis just to get the championship, but they will find themselves in great shape if they continue playing basketball at this high level.