The Big Ten has been kind to Michigan State so far this season, something few other teams can say with just five games remaining.
The Spartans have suffered just two losses in conference play and sit tied atop the B1G with Indiana at 11-2.
Coach Tom Izzo’s squad fattened up on the softer portion of their schedule but will now face the most grueling four-game stretch any conference in America has to offer: No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday, at No. 13 Ohio State next Sunday, at No. 4 Michigan on March 3 and home against No. 20 Wisconsin on March 7.
Collectively, those teams have lost 15 times in conference play—most of which came against each other.
Individually, each game presents a unique beast for Izzo, but can the Spartans run the gauntlet unscathed?