Dave's College Basketball Picks, Mar.1: No. 9 Michigan State at No. 20 Illinois

dave darbySenior Analyst IMarch 1, 2009

No. 9 Michigan State (22-5, 12-3) at No. 20 Illinois (23-6, 11-5)

Line: Illinois -1

 

Michigan State held serve at home Wednesday and defeated Iowa 62-54. With a one game lead in the Big Ten Conference standings, the Spartans have an opportunity to put some space between themselves and the field. The Spartans take on Indiana Tuesday before finishing the regular season at home against third place Purdue.

 

Illinois beat Minnesota 52-41 on Wednesday to remain just one game back of Michigan Statein the standings. This will be the last home game of the regular season for the Illini who finish on the road Thursday against Penn State. Illinois made it close in their first match up against Michigan State on January 17, losing 57-63.

 

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